Putin Declares Plan To Put Tactical Nuclear Weapons In Belarus
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will station tactical nuclear weapons in his neighboring ally Belarus.
Putin has repeatedly threatened that he could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
The threats reignite Cold War-era fears.
"Putin also said he would deploy depleted uranium ammunition if Kyiv received such munitions from the West following a British suggestion that it could supply Ukraine," reports Breitbart.
Putin said the move is nothing new, noting that this is a practice the United States has used for decades.
"There is nothing unusual here either: the United States has been doing this for decades. They have long placed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allies," Putin said.
"Putin said he spoke to Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and said, 'we agreed that we to do the same,'" reports Breitbart.
Putin was asked how Moscow would respond if the West supplied Ukraine with depleted uranium shells. Putin said Russia had vast quantities of the weaponry.
"Russia of course has what it needs to answer. Without exaggeration, we have hundreds of thousands of such shells. We have not used them yet," Putin added.
"The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has warned nuclear threats were creating a dangerous sense of uncertainty around their possible use," reports Breitbart.
"The longer Russia’s operation in Ukraine grinds on, the greater the nuclear strike risk, ICAN warned last month ahead of the offensive’s first anniversary," according to Breitbart.