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Russia-Ukraine war: ‘We will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if…,’ warns Belarusian President

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the planned deployment of short-range nuclear weapons to Moscow’s neighbour and partner Belarus, in a move broadly considered to be an advance notice toward the West as it moved forward with military help for Ukraine.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that, in the event of aggression against Belarus, he would not hesitate to direct the use of Russian tactical nuclear weapons, which are set to be deployed there.

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the planned deployment of short-range nuclear weapons to Moscow’s neighbour and partner Belarus, in a move broadly considered to be an advance notice toward the West as it moved forward with military help for Ukraine.

Lukashenko’s statement went against Putin’s assertion that Russia would keep control of them.

According to the state news agency BelTA, Lukashenko said, “God forbid I have to make a decision to use those weapons today, but there would be no hesitation if we face aggression.” Lukashenko is known for his blustery statements.

Lukashenko’s remarks were not immediately addressed by Russian officials.

Lukashenko clarified that he had asked Putin to send nuclear weapons from Russia to Belarus. He argued that the action was required to stop a potential attack.

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