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The US sees no signs of Russian nuclear weapons being moved to Belarus

Mar 27, 2023

The United States has seen no signs of Russia moving nuclear weapons to neighbor Belarus or anywhere else.

This was stated by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on Sunday on CBS.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a TV interview on March 25 that Moscow and Minsk had reached an agreement on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

"We have seen no indication that he (the Russian president - Ed.) has fulfilled that promise or moved nuclear weapons," Kirby said.

According to him, the United States has also seen no signs that Putin has any intention of using nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

Kirby emphasized that nothing has forced the United States to change its own position on nuclear deterrence.

"Given the rhetoric coming out of Moscow and the rhetoric that has been coming out since the beginning of the war, we don't see anything that would cause us to change our strategic position on deterrence," the spokesman said.

The North Atlantic Alliance on Sunday criticized Russia's dangerous and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric, adding that it was monitoring the situation.

Author - Olena Madiak, 27/03/2023

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