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Belarus confirms receipt of promised nuclear arsenal from Russia, Lukashenko says

Belarus confirms receipt of promised nuclear arsenal from Russia, Lukashenko says Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Dictator Alexander Lukashenko has stated that all the Russian nuclear weapons that were supposedly planned to be stationed in Belarus are already allegedly in the country, reports Zerkalo.

"Long ago. I've already spoken about it when the delivery ended. In September, I think, or in October. The last one was in early October. Everything is in place and in good condition," Lukashenko has said.

Answering a question about the nearest military exercises, he mentions daily military training.

"Even former Wagnerians who stayed with us are working in our units today, passing on their experience," the Belarusian dictator states.

Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

At the end of May, defense ministers of Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Moscow transferred Iskander-M missile complexes to Minsk, capable of launching missiles with nuclear warheads.

It's worth noting that at the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian aviation repeatedly attacked border regions of Ukraine using planes that flew from Belarusian territory.

The Russian army closely cooperates with the authoritarian regime of Lukashenko and actively conducts military propaganda on its territory, involving its terrorist units in joint training sessions lasting over 87 weeks.

In November, it was also reported that Russia continued to relocate components of tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus in mid-September. According to railway workers, the occupiers transferred 2 trains, consisting of more than 26 cars.