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Belarus Receives Russian Nuclear Weapons

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated in a televised address on Tuesday that Russia has delivered nuclear weapons to Belarus, which are reportedly “three times more powerful” than those used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Lukashenko’s announcement came shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that tactical nuclear weapons would be deployed to Belarus in July.

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During his remarks, aired on both Russian and Belarusian state television channels, Lukashenko emphasized that he would not hesitate to use the nuclear weapons or support Russia’s war on Ukraine in the event of aggression against his country. He stated that if faced with aggression, there would be no hesitation in making the decision to employ the weapons, but he would consult with Putin beforehand.

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Lukashenko expressed confidence in his close relationship with Putin, highlighting their frequent communication and ability to coordinate actions. He mentioned that he could easily reach Putin by phone, and they could coordinate a strike without any issues.

In March, Putin announced Russia’s plan to send tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, a key ally in the region. Last week, during a televised meeting between the two leaders, Putin disclosed that preparations for the deployment of these weapons would be completed by July 7 or 8.

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Lukashenko disclosed that the Russian nuclear weapons were gradually arriving and described them as significantly more powerful than those used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He asserted that the possession of such weapons would deter any potential aggressor from engaging in conflict.

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In addition to the tactical nuclear weapons, Lukashenko revealed that Belarus is establishing facilities for nuclear-tipped intercontinental missiles as an additional deterrent measure. However, he clarified that these measures were not aimed at fighting against the United States.

Tactical nuclear weapons are designed for battlefield use and possess lower yields compared to strategic nuclear warheads, which are capable of being deployed on intercontinental missiles to target entire cities.