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25 May 2023, 18:34

Lukashenko guarantees security of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MOSCOW, 25 May (BelTA) – Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus will be secure, BelTA learned from Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Moscow on 25 May.

Reporters asked the head of state what he had discussed with Putin on the eve of the Eurasian Economic Forum. Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “He told me he had signed a decree on our actions concerning the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus. I mean a concrete document was discussed. A decision had been made in furtherance of a verbal discussion. We had to prepare storage facilities and the rest over there [in Belarus]. We've done all of that. This is why the relocation of nuclear munitions began.”

“Has it started already? Is [nuclear weaponry] already in Belarus?” a follow-up question was asked.

“Maybe. I will go and take a look,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state was also asked a question concerning efforts to ensure the security of nuclear weapons. “It is even out of the question. You know that we are punctual, accurate, and businesslike people as you say. This is why don't you worry about nuclear weapons. We bear responsibility for it after all. It is a serious matter. Everything will be fine here, too,” Aleksandr Lukashenko assured.

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