The readiness to deploy Russian nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus arose in response to the aggressive actions of NATO, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on December 24.
Zakharova commented on the possible deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus. According to her, this topic “arose due to the continued hostile actions of NATO member countries.”
The representative of the Foreign Ministry stressed that in case NATO hostile actions are continued, the Russian authorities will respond. “If all this goes on, there will be an adequate response to such actions – hostile, unfriendly, and aggressive – including the military-technical response,” said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
In addition, she urged not to invent that there are some special or secret plans behind it. “Nothing of the kind. This is a real assessment of the situation on Earth, understanding the strategy and practices of the countries and political systems with which we now have to deal and directly their individual representatives,” Zakharova added.
On December 18, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei stated that Belarus might deploy nuclear weapons if NATO threatens.
On December 1, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the Russian Federation Council, called Lukashenko’s statement about the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus a very serious warning, dictated by “the reckless policy pursued by the West.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency