Russia to deploy nuclear weapons to Belarus

Levelling up the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced his plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, an in depth ally and neighbour of Russia. Putin has repeatedly hinted at a return to Cold War brinksmanship, threatening the potential use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
During an interview on Russian television, Putin acknowledged that if Kyiv acquired depleted uranium ammunition from the West, he would respond with similar ammunition. This statement got here after a suggestion from the British government that it might supply Ukraine with the munitions. Putin sneered that Russia had vast portions of weaponry.
“Russia after all has what it needs to reply. Without exaggeration, we have lots of of 1000’s of such shells. We haven’t used them but.”
In response to those threats, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) lamented the uncertainty created by these vague threats of nukes. ICAN warned last month as the invasion hit its first anniversary that, because the conflict drags on, the chance of a nuclear strike only grows.
NATO condemned the motion as Putin pulled out of New START, the final remaining arms control treaty between Russia and the United States, the 2 largest nuclear powers. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called it the end of Europe’s post-Cold War arms control architecture.
The use of nuclear weapons has been a concern for the US, with officials fearing Russia may consider it if backed right into a dropping corner on the battlefield.
Some assume Russia will start false narratives to justify a nuclear strike. They have already been circulating stories that Ukraine vehemently denies using soiled bombs. The US made uncommon direct contact with Moscow to warn them against using nukes, particularly after fabricating justifications.
President Joe Biden lately reiterated the US stance that nuclear weapons should only be utilized in “extreme circumstances.” But neither the US nor Russia has any official coverage in opposition to the first use of nukes.
Belarusian chief Alexander Lukashenko agreed to permit Russia to deploy the weapons, based on Putin. The Russian leader defended his actions by saying deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus is the same as what the US all the time does.
“There is nothing unusual here either: the United States has been doing this for many years. They have long placed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allies.”

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