The United Nations warned of a nuclear escalation after Russia’s announcement. The Kremlin has previously announced that it wants to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus.
The United Nations has warned of a nuclear escalation. Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN’s representative for disarmament issues, said in a statement before the UN Security Council in New York, “All states should refrain from measures that could lead to tension, mistakes or wrong decisions.”
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty must also be respected. “The risk of using nuclear weapons is higher than it has been since the lowest levels of the Cold War.”
Putin announces deployment in Belarus
Against the background of high tensions with the West as a result of the Ukrainian war, Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin recently announced the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the neighboring former Soviet republic of Belarus.
Putin justified the deployment, saying the US has been doing something similar in Europe for years.
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