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25 May 2023, 16:00

Lukashenko on his exchange with Putin during Tokayev's remark about nuclear weapons

Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, 25 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko was asked to share the details of his brief exchange with President Vladimir Putin at the Eurasian Economic Forum the day before as Kazakhstan leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made a remark about "nuclear weapons for two" with regards to Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.

At that point, the leaders of Belarus and Russia smiled, had a brief exchange and shook hands. The head of state answered: “When the speech came to a remark about nuclear weapons, I, to be honest, didn't catch it due to the acoustics in the hall. Vladimir Vladimirovich turned to me and said that a decision had been made to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. That was what he told me. I said, ‘Thank you!' That was it," Aleksandr Lukashenko shared the details.

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