“The collective West is not inclined to recall the topic of US nuclear weapons, which are based in Europe, around our country” he said
The West does not recall US nuclear weapons in Europe, but responds hysterically to Russia’s intentions to build storage facilities for such weapons in Belarus, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel on Sunday.
“The collective West is not inclined to recall the topic of US nuclear weapons, which are based in Europe, around our country, but in this case, they are inclined to this hysterical reaction to our plans to build tactical nuclear weapons storage facilities on Belarus’ territory,” he said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus at the request of the Belarusian side, as the US has long done on the territory of its allies. At the same time, he emphasized that the parties were not discussing the transfer of weapons. According to the Russian leader, the construction of a tactical nuclear weapons storage facility on the territory of Belarus will be completed on July 1.