Vladimir Putin to send nuclear-ready missiles to Belarus as Ukrainian attacks heat up – The Daily Beast

Russia announced on Saturday that it plans to send nuclear missiles Belarus within a few months, signaling boldness as it made gains in the eastern regions of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a promise at a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who publicly supported Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “We will switch to Belarus “Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which can use ballistic or cruise missiles, in their conventional and nuclear versions,” he said, according to Russian state property. Tass news agency. “Deal.”

Putin also promised to help upgrade some Belarusian aircraft to support nuclear missiles.

The Russian president’s potentially deadly statement coincided with a summit of G7 world leaders held over the weekend in Germany, where Putin remained pariah. In Germany, leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries discussed further punishments for Russia over Putin’s war.

“The main message of the G7 will be unity and coordination … It is the main message, that even in difficult times … we stick to our alliance,” the EU official said. Guard.

The announcement also came days after Russian forces pushed Ukrainian troops out of the city of Lysychansk, as part of their efforts to seize territories along Ukraine’s eastern regions, according to Associated Press. Ukraine has said it hopes to repel aggression with newly acquired U.S. weapon systems

“Summer will be hot for the Russian occupiers,” said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov tweeted Thursday. “And the last for some of them.”


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