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Minsk describes Russian nuclear weapons as a deterrent against foreign encroachments

MINSK, April 1 – RIA Novosti. Sergei Rachkov, Chairman of the Committee on International Relations and National Security of the Upper House of the Belarusian Parliament declarationThat Russia’s decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory does not violate Minsk’s international obligations and acts as a deterrent against encroachments on the republic’s territorial integrity.

“This is a serious step for Belarus and Russia. I want to emphasize that the Republic of Belarus does not violate its international obligations in this area,” Rachkov told the Belarus 1 TV channel on Saturday.

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He also noted that “when Belarus (Soviet pressure) withdraws nuclear weapons from its territory, within the framework of the Budapest Memorandum, serious guarantees in the field of security were given to it”.

“Today we see how the geopolitical and general strategic situation has changed in the world and around Belarus and its borders. The head of state cannot help but react to the changing situation. This step is a very serious deterrent to those who have any thoughts about the territory. The integrity of the Republic of Belarus,” he said. added the senator.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Minsk agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus without violating international obligations. Putin announced that Russia did not hand over its nuclear weapons to Belarus, which the United States has been doing for ten years. According to him, the construction of a storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus will be completed on July 1.

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Source: Ria

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