Russia to deploy weapons in Belarus: Putin

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Russia will deploy certain types of weapons in Belarus after July 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday when meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, reported Xinhua.

"As you know, on July 7-8, the preparation of relevant facilities will be completed, and we will immediately begin measures related to the deployment of the relevant types of weapons on your territory," Putin said in a conversation with Lukashenko in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi.

"So everything is going as planned and everything is stable," he added.

In March this year, Putin said that Russia, at the request of Minsk, would deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, just as the United States had been doing on the territories of its allies.

The construction of a special storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory would be completed in July, he said.

  •  Russia
  •  Weapons
  •  Belarus


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