European Union tells what awaits Russia in case of nuclear arms transfer to Belarus
The deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus would mean new EU sanctions.
Earlier, Russian President Putin said that Russia and Belarus had agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. The construction of a storage facility for it is planned to be completed by the first of June.
Josep Borrell, the European Union's top representative, wrote on Twitter:
The deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus would be an irresponsible escalation and a threat to European security. Belarus can still stop it, it's their choice. The EU is ready to respond with further sanctions," Borrell wrote.
Earlier, the United States reported that they see no signs that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.
At the same time, the head of the Servants of the People faction David Arahamia suggested that there might be additional mobilisation in Ukraine because of the opening of a second front with Belarus. The reason for the threat is that Minsk has received nuclear weapons. Arahamiya said that additional mobilization would be needed as reinforcements to protect Ukraine's northern border.
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Oleg Kotov writes about the war in Ukraine and how it is changing the world.