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Russia will shift its tactical nuclear weapons shut to the western borders of Belarus, the Russian envoy to Minsk claimed on Sunday, positioning them at NATO’s threshold in a shift probably to even further escalate Moscow’s standoff with the West.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)(*6*)

In 1 of the Russia’s most pronounced nuclear alerts due to the fact the starting of its invasion of Ukraine thirteen months back, President Vladimir Putin claimed on March 26 that Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

The two Slav neighbours are formally portion of a “union point out” and have been in talks for several years to combine even further, a procedure that has accelerated soon after Minsk authorized Moscow to use Belarusian territory to ship troops into Ukraine previous yr.

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The weapons “will be moved to the western border of our union point out and will boost the choices to make certain safety,” Russian ambassador to Belarus, Boris Gryzlov, informed Belarusian point out tv.

“This will be carried out in spite of the sounds in Europe and the United States.”

Gryzlov did not specify in which the weapons will be stationed, but verified that a storage facility will be done, as purchased by Putin, by July 1 and then moved to the west of Belarus.

Belarus borders to the north with Lithuania and Latvia and to west with Poland, all portion of NATO’s Jap flank that has been bolstered with added troops and army products next Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The U.S. and Kyiv’s other allies have claimed they were being anxious about the chance that Russia would ship tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, with President Joe Biden indicating it was “worrisome.”

President Alexander Lukashenko claimed on Friday that Belarus would also enable Russia to place intercontinental nuclear missiles there way too if required.

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