TE24 International Desk:
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his counterpart from Belarus on Saturday (June 25th) that Moscow would supply Minsk with a rocket structure equipped to carry nuclear weapons, the Russian Foreign Service said. At a rally with Putin in St. Petersburg, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern.
He urged Putin to help Belarus mount a “response” to what he said was a US-led NATO nuclear-armed trip near the Belarusian border. ‘
Russian-built Su-25 planes, importantly, can be updated at Russian factories. “We will take the Iskander-M strategic rocket structure to Belarus, which can use ballistic and naval rockets both regularly and nuclear,” and the unmanned service of the assembly. The outline quotes him.
Iskander-M, a versatile guided rocket framework that replaces the NATO codename “SS-26 Stone” with the Soviet “Scud”. Its two guided rockets have a range of up to 500 kilometers and can carry conventional or nuclear warheads. Parts of the gathering between the two men were shown on television.
“Minsk must be prepared for what could happen, even the use of serious weapons to defend our country from Brest to Vladivostok,” Lukashenko said, leaving Belarus and its close ally Russia under one umbrella. . In particular, he requested help to make Belarus’ strategic aircraft nuclear-capable.
Tensions between Russia and the West have erupted since Moscow sent troops to Ukraine four months ago, claiming, among other things, that NATO wants to recognize Ukraine and use it as a platform to weaken Russia.
Russia’s move has sparked an explosion of Western approval, as well as persuading Sweden and Russia’s northern neighbor Finland to join the Western alliance. In the previous week, Lithuania specifically persuaded Russia by blocking the movement of goods subject to European approval.
From Russia via Belarus, to the Baltic Eclave in Kaliningrad, Russia. Russia calls it a “barricade”, but Lithuania says it affects only 1% of general goods travel in the course and does not affect passenger traffic.