US-owned nuclear weapons are deployed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.
The West has been reminded of the double standard in light of the inadequate reaction of a number of countries to the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a special statement on this. And former US President Donald Trump immediately understood everything and urged prayer.
Recall that a few days ago Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that tactical nuclear weapons would be deployed in Belarus. According to the Russian leader, a special storage facility will be built before July 1 this year. At the same time, the question of the deployment of such weapons on the territory of Belarus was raised long ago, outside the context of events in Ukraine.
The reaction in the West was predictable, but not always adequate.
Illustration: ‘Notepad’ Former US President Donald Trump called for prayers after Putin’s decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus. He shouted at the current leadership of the States and pointed out that there was a game with “dangerous things”.
“This situation is caused by us – this is what happens when government is run by incompetent people. All I can tell you now is pray,” Trump said.
The UN calls an urgent Security Council meeting in connection with Russia’s plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. It will take place on March 28 or 29, said the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, Robert Wood.
In Poland, they believe that the deployment of weapons is an element of escalation. Polish European Affairs Minister Szymon Shinkovsky said that despite this, the West’s reaction to it should be calm.
In Ukraine, we have already started talking about the possible opening of a second front. According to Ukrainian MP David Arakhmia, Kiev will face the challenge of opening a second front if Russian nuclear weapons are deployed in Belarus.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called Moscow and Minsk’s plans a “threat to European security”, he also announced that the EU was ready to respond with new sanctions if Belarus does not change its mind.
France condemned the approach of Russia and Belarus. In Lithuania, they called it a “threat to neighbors and the whole European continent”, also threatening sanctions.
The German Foreign Ministry called the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus “another attempt at nuclear intimidation”. They reminded that Belarus at the international level in several statements has pledged to be free of nuclear weapons.
At the same time, Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia’s actions do not violate any international obligations regarding the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. He recalled that the United States has deployed nuclear weapons in other countries for decades.
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. Photo: Kremlin website “They have long placed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territories of their allied countries, the NATO countries, in Europe. In six states – these are the Federal Republic of Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Greece – well, not in Greece now, but there is a storage facility,” the Russian president said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also draws its attention to this point, pointing out that for some reason NATO countries can deploy their nuclear weapons wherever they want, while other countries cannot.
“Indisputable facts show that it was the NATO countries that introduced the concept of so-called ‘joint nuclear missions’ and continue to follow it for many decades. At the center of this concept are nuclear weapons belonging to the United States deployed on the territory of Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey,” said Maria Zakharova, word of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Illustrative: Zakharova’s notebook noted that recently there have been growing calls to expand the geography of US nuclear bomb storage in Europe with the promotion of relevant infrastructure at state borders of the Union of Russia and Belarus.
“Under the conditions of the all-out hybrid war unleashed by the West against Russia and the declared intention of the United States and NATO to inflict a “strategic defeat” on us, it was naive to continue to rely on the “total absence of any army – technical countermeasures on our part in this area”, added the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She stressed that Russia “reserves the right to take additional measures necessary to ensure the security of Russia and its allies”.
Earlier, experts explained why Russia is deploying Iskanders in Belarus and what it will entail.
In the meantime, Muscovites were advised to prepare for a nuclear attack – billboards began to show videos on how to properly assemble an “alarm case” in the event of a nuclear war. Earlier, Notepad said what should be in such a suitcase.
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