Belarus claims that the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons allegedly does not contradict international treaties. At the same time, Minsk again complained about "threats" from NATO.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
The Foreign Ministry said that in recent years Belarus had been "subjected to unprecedented political, economic and informational pressure from the United States, the UK and their NATO and EU allies”. At the same time, Minsk states that "interference in internal affairs" was accompanied by the military build-up in neighboring countries.
"Belarus is taking forced retaliatory actions to strengthen its own security and defense capabilities. Military cooperation between Belarus and Russia is carried out in strict accordance with international law," the statement reads.
The Foreign Ministry announced about the training of Belarusian pilots on Russian airplanes and "placement of nuclear warheads on the territory of Belarus without giving them control in Minsk. Lukashenko claims that it allegedly does not contradict the provisions of Articles I and II of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
"The Belarusian side is convinced that a constructive and mutually respectful dialogue should replace confrontational rhetoric and the unfolding spiral of the arms race," the Foreign Ministry justified.-
As a reminder, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin said he had allegedly decided to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus at the request of self-proclaimed President Alexander Lukashenko.
The United States and the European Union criticized the dictator's intentions, while Belarus was reminded of international treaties.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 28/03/2022