NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu said: “Russia’s nuclear rhetoric is dangerous and irresponsible. NATO is on the alert. We are monitoring the situation closely. We have not seen any change in Russia’s nuclear stance that would require us to change ours.” she used the phrase.
Noting that “Russia’s references to NATO’s nuclear sharing are misleading”, Lungescu emphasized that NATO allies comply with their international commitments.
“Russia has repeatedly violated its own arms control commitments by suspending its participation in the most recent New START Agreement. Russia must immediately comply with its commitments and act in good faith,” Lungescu said. said.
The threat of new sanctions from the EU
EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell also reacted to Russia and Belarus by making a statement on social media.
“Belarus’ hosting of Russian nuclear weapons represents an irresponsible escalation of tensions and a threat to European security. Belarus can still stop this. This is its own decision. The EU is ready to respond with additional measures,” Borrell said. made its assessment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a statement to a television channel yesterday, stated that they will plant tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, “We will do this without violating our international obligations regarding the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.” he said.