While the US president rejected Putin’s decision, the Russian and Belarusian defense ministers signed a series of documents after a meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to establish the procedure to be followed. The European Union said that same Friday that the Kremlin’s decision would lead to an “extremely dangerous” escalation.
United States President Joe Biden was asked about his reaction to Russian nuclear weapons being sent to Belarusian territory, to which he replied: “Extremely negative, is my reaction.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, informed Thursday within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Forum, held in Moscow, that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, He confirmed “the beginning of the transfer of nuclear weapons” from Russia to Belarusian territory.
Russian and Belarusian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Viktor Jrenin on Thursday signed a series of documents after a meeting in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to establish the procedure to be followed.
It is expected to end on July 1. the construction of a series of warehouses for this type of armament. Moscow has already delivered to Minsk an Iskander missile defense system, which can carry nuclear warheads, while helping to train and equip Russian forces to use “special munitions”.
For its part, the European Union affirmed this same Friday that the decision will lead to an “extremely dangerous” escalation and stressed that “any attempt” to escalate the situation will result in a “firm and coordinated response” from allies.