Biden says he is “concerned” about Russia sending nuclear weapons to Belarus

Biden says he is “concerned” about Russia sending nuclear weapons to Belarus

U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is “concerned” about the possibility of Russia sending nuclear weapons to Belarus. “concerned” about the possibility of Russia sending tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian announced this weekend by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The U.S. president, who has recalled that Moscow “still” has not sent the armament.He told the press that “of course” he is concerned about this announcement.

Biden also stressed that Putin’s recent statements constitute a “clear” concern. “a dangerous” and “alarming” type of speech.

For its part, the Belarusian government justified hours earlier the need to strengthen its defensive capabilities in the face of “legitimate concerns” it has in terms of security, dismissing international reactions as “exaggerated”. to the deployment of nuclear weapons.

The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that, “over the past two and a half years,” since the controversial August 2020 elections that revalidated Alexander Lukashenko’s mandate. amid suspicions of fraud, the country has been the victim of “unprecedented” political and economic pressure for which it blames NATO and EU countries.

It considers itself the target of “direct and serious” interference in matters that are solely internal with the aim of changing the political regime in Minsk, while on the other hand NATO countries bordering Belarus “build up” military capabilities.

It is in this context that the Lukashenko government frames the latest. agreement with Russia for the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons.which he considers “nothing new”. He also claimed that collaboration in this area with Moscow in no way implies a violation of international commitments, in line with the thesis that has also been defended by the Russian authorities in recent days.

Kayleigh Williams