Posted BY: Wyatt | NwoReport
Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in early July. The announcement comes amid rising tensions between Russia and the West over the war in Ukraine.
Putin made the threat during a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, in Sochi on Friday. He said that Russia would deploy Iskander-M missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads, in Belarus after special storage facilities are made ready on July 7-8.
The Iskander-M is a short-range ballistic missile that can travel up to 500 kilometers. It is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
Putin’s threat to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus is a major escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. It is also a sign that Russia is prepared to use nuclear weapons if it feels threatened.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, one of Putin’s biggest allies, gave an update hoe everything was going according to plan.
“Everything is going according to plan,” he said, according to NBC News.
“Preparation of the relevant facilities ends on July 7-8, and we will immediately begin activities related to the deployment of appropriate types of weapons on your territory,” Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript of his remarks.
Lukashenko thanked his friend saying: “Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich.”