Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country will place nuclear weapons in Belarus after the facilities for them are ready on July 7-8.
During a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Friday, Putin said: “As far as the most sensitive issues that we agreed on are concerned, everything is proceeding according to the plan.”
The Russian leader added: “We will immediately begin activities related to the deployment of the weapons in question on your territory. Everything is on time and stable.”
Putin also highlighted that he will hold a one-on-one discussion with Lukashenko about security issues.
“In general, the situation is stable. I would even say, it is good. We are confidently cooperating in this field,” he stated.
Last March, Putin asserted that Moscow Russia would place its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus at Minsk’s own request, precisely the way the US has long been doing on the territory of its allies.
According to the Russian head of state, the construction of a storage facility for the tactical nuclear warheads in Belarus was scheduled to be completed on July 1.