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Belarus plans to abandon the ban on nuclear deployment

Belarus plans to abandon the ban on nuclear deployment Belarus plans to abandon the ban on nuclear deployment (photo: Getty Images)

The Belarusian authorities are planning to update the military doctrine in order to abandon the ban on the deployment of nuclear weapons in the country, states the Center for National Resistance.

The article notes that in this way Minsk wants to put pressure on Western countries in the Kremlin's interests.

"According to local reports, Belarus is finalizing drafts of its national security concept and military doctrine. The updated documents do not contain provisions prohibiting the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.," the Center reported.

This may give the regime of self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka a formal opportunity to join the nuclear blackmail of Western countries by the Russian Federation, the Center explains.

"The doctrine may be approved on the anniversary of the Chornobyl tragedy during a meeting of the “All-Belarusian People’s Assembly” on April 24-25, 2024," the article says.

Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

In late May 2023, the defense ministers of Belarus and the Russian Federation agreed to deploy Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Minsk is to receive the Iskander-M missile system, which is capable of launching missiles with a nuclear warhead.

Lukashenka himself has already started dreaming about how he will use nuclear weapons, but the Russian Federation has said that control over nuclear weapons remains with them.

According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Belarus has received an Iskander-M missile system capable of using nuclear-capable missiles. In addition, some Belarusian airplanes have been converted for the possible use of nuclear weapons.

It was also reported that in April last year, Russia conducted training for the military from Belarus on the handling of tactical nuclear warheads for short-range Iskander missiles.