Russia’s intention to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus is a violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
“The Russian Federation’s latest statements regarding the intention to deploy tactical nuclear weapons within the territory of Belarus are another provocative step by Putin’s criminal regime, which undermines the principles of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the architecture of nuclear disarmament and the international security system as a whole,” the report states.
The ministry emphasized that Russia declares its intention amid the continuation of the unprovoked aggressive war against Ukraine and in view of its failure to win on the battlefield.
“Ukraine appeals to the Belarusian society to prevent the implementation of criminal intentions regarding the placement of nuclear weapons within the territory of Belarus in violation of its obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which will further transform this country into a hostage of the Kremlin and have catastrophic consequences for its future,” the ministry noted.