Alexander Lukashenko stated that he ordered the military to immediately restore sites where nuclear warheads were located. The media also broadcast his words that, if necessary, he is ready to agree with Putin on the introduction of strategic nuclear weapons into Belarus.
At the same time, according to him, the entire infrastructure for tactical nuclear weapons has been created and is ready.
In July 1993, Belarus officially acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, voluntarily renouncing the possibility of possessing nuclear weapons left after the collapse of the USSR.
On March 27, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the construction of a storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. “We are not transferring our tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, but we will deploy them and train the military, as the United States is doing in Europe,” he stressed.
According to Putin, Minsk “has been asking for a long time to place Russian tactical nuclear weapons in them,” now Belarus has converted aircraft ready for its use, the Iskander complex has also been handed over to it, and crew training will begin on April 3.