Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian nuclear weapons have already begun to move to Belarus under bilateral agreements.
Lukashenko said this on Thursday on the sidelines of the High Eurasian Economic Forum in Moscow, as reported by pro-government Belarusian media.
The Belarusian dictator commented on the agreement signed by the defence ministers of Belarus and Russia on the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.
“A decision has already been made to develop what was said orally. We had to prepare the sites, storage and so on. We have done all this, so… the movement of nuclear weapons has begun,” he said.
Asked whether Russian nuclear weapons are already in Belarus, Lukashenko said: “Perhaps. I will come and see.”
Earlier, the defence ministers of Russia and Belarus signed documents on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.
In late March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an agreement with Belarusian President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
At the time, Putin said that Belarus had received the Iskander missile system, which can be a carrier of tactical nuclear weapons.