Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus was a signal to the United States regarding the Ukrainian conflict. This is reported by the Global Times.
According to the article, Moscow is trying to show with such action that if Washington and Western countries continue to interfere in the Ukrainian conflict or supply weapons of mass destruction, the Russian Federation will continue to take countermeasures.
The document says the US perception of news about the Russian Federation’s plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus suggests that Washington is showing a desire “not to irritate Moscow.”
“The Pentagon reacted very cautiously to this statement, and its top official said the United States saw no signs of Russian preparations for the use of atomic weapons,” the newspaper said.
Recall that Vladimir Putin said earlier that the construction of a special storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus will be completed on July 1. The Russian leader also noted that 10 Belarusian aircraft have already been trained as carriers of tactical nuclear weapons.
The Global Times message: Russia sends important signal to US on Ukraine