Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements about his country’s conclusion of an agreement with its neighbor Belarus to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, NATO considered Russia’s nuclear threats dangerous and irresponsible.
NATO confirmed in statements today, Sunday, that the alliance closely monitors Russia’s nuclear threats, noting that it has not recorded changes in Moscow’s nuclear position that push the alliance to move.
A spokesman for him said that Russia’s statements about the role of NATO in any nuclear escalation are misleading, as he put it, according to what was reported by the “Reuters” agency.
Yesterday, the Russian President said that his country would respond to the West’s supply of depleted uranium missiles to Ukraine, noting that Russia possesses many weapons that it has not used yet.
Putin also considered that those who use such weapons will in fact act against their own people and pollute the cultivated areas.
He pointed out that the depleted uranium munitions that the West will send to Kiev are not considered weapons of mass destruction, but they leave radioactive dust, and therefore they are very dangerous.
Proliferation of nuclear weapons
This comes as the Russian President announced that Moscow and Minsk had agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.
Putin indicated on the “Russia-24” channel that the necessary hangars for these aircraft are under construction in Belarus, and will be ready as of next July.
Russian nuclear weapons (Shutterstock)
He stressed that the reason for this step was Britain’s announcement of its intention to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition, noting that Belarus had requested the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on its territory for a long time.