The German authorities regarded the assertion of Russian chief Vladimir Putin, concerning the placement of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus as “one other try at nuclear intimidation.”
Supply: This was reported by Tagesschau, writes European Pravda
The nuclear rhetoric of the Russian President is irresponsible, a spokeswoman of the Federal Ministry of International Affairs mentioned at a press convention.
“In fact, we won’t permit this to divert us from our course to assist Ukraine in its self-defence,” she emphasised.
A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Defence added that Putin’s assertion didn’t change the evaluation of the scenario relating to the nuclear risk.
Background: Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced, throughout a TV interview on 25 March, that Moscow and Minsk had reached an settlement on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
On Sunday, 26 March, the North Atlantic Alliance criticised Russia’s dangerous and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric, including that it was monitoring the scenario.
Additionally on Sunday, Ukraine’s International Ministry referred to as for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council in the wake of Putin’s comments.
EU Diplomacy Chief Josep Borrell introduced that the EU was ready to respond to the actions of Russia and Belarus with further sanctions.
For now, the US has seen no proof of Russia transferring nuclear weapons to neighbouring Belarus or elsewhere.
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