According to President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus is ready to deploy nuclear weapons in the event of a threat from the West. Lukashenko on Thursday, February 17, this year stated, according to the Belarusian news agency Belta, that “if necessary”, his country will accept not only nuclear weapons, but also “super-nuclear weapons, promising weapons” to “protect our territory.”
Belarus rejects the deployment of Russian military bases in its own country. According to the state agency of Belarus Belta, on Thursday, February 17, this year. during a visit to joint military maneuvers with Russia, the country’s ruler Alexander Lukashenko said. He believes that he does not need Russian military bases, because in an emergency, the Russian army will come to support the neighboring country.
According to Interfax, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made it clear that “there is no talk of Russia’s permanent military presence in Belarus.” (AFP, dpa)