(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Russia, at the request of the Belarusian side, will deploy its
tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, just as the United States has
been doing on the territories of its allies, Russian President
Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya-24 news channel on Saturday,
citing tass .
"Even out of the context of these events, this statement (about
the possible supply of depleted uranium shells by the UK to
Ukraine), Alexander Grigorievich Lukashenko has long raised the
issue of deploying Russian tactical nuclear weapons on the
territory of Belarus," Putin said.
He stressed that "there is nothing unusual about this."
"And we agreed [with Belarus] that we will do the same. Without
violating - I want to emphasize this - our international
obligations on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons," Putin
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