A weekly press conference was held under the moderation of Rolando Gomez, Head of the Press and Foreign Relations Department of the Information Unit of the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office.
“After Russia announced its plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, today Belarus announced that such a decision does not contradict the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. How do you assess this situation?” “We have seen these news. The proliferation of nuclear weapons is a matter of serious concern. It is the responsibility of each member state to fulfill its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. We are following this situation very carefully.” she replied.
UN Secretary General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on the subject, “All member states must comply with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. They must fulfill the responsibilities and obligations of the Treaty.” had used the words.
Dujarric shared the information that the meeting will take place this week, regarding Ukraine’s call for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
Russia’s decision to place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on March 25 that they will place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, “We will do this without violating our international obligations on non-proliferation.” he said.
NATO and the European Union (EU) stated that they found this decision of Russia “irresponsible”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also requested an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council.