Russia mentioned Saturday it deliberate to ship nuclear-grade missiles to Belarus inside months, signaling a boldness because it made positive factors in Ukraine’s jap areas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the promise in a gathering with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has publicly supported Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “We will transfer to Belarus Iskander-M tactical missile systems, which can use ballistic or cruise missiles, in their conventional and nuclear versions,” he mentioned, in accordance with Russia’s state-owned Tass news agency. “It’s a deal.”
Putin additionally promised to assist improve a few of Belarus’ plane to assist the nuclear missiles.
The Russian strongarm’s doubtlessly lethal declaration got here as he remained a pariah amongst world leaders throughout the weekend’s G7 summit in Germany. There, leaders from the U.S., the U.Okay., and different nations debated additional punishments for Russia over Putin’s conflict.
“The main message from the G7 will be unity and coordination of action … That’s the main message, that even through difficult times … we stick to our alliance,” an EU official informed The Guardian.
The announcement additionally got here days after Russian forces pushed out Ukrainian troops from town of Lysychansk, a part of its effort to say territories alongside Ukraine’s jap areas, in accordance with the Associated Press. Ukraine mentioned it hoped to push again towards the aggression with newly acquired weapon methods from the U.S.
“Summer will be hot for Russian occupiers,” Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted Thursday. “And the last one for some of them.”
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