The US took violent action against Russia on Thursday Deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
What happened: US Department of State spokesman Matthew Miller vehemently criticized the agreement between Russia and Belarus. However, he added that there was no evidence to make this necessary any changes to Washington’s nuclear stance.
“It’s the latest example of irresponsible behavior we’ve seen since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine over a year ago,” Miller said.
Miller reiterated the Biden administration’s earlier warning that the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war would have “serious consequences”.
“I would just like to add that we have not seen any reason to adjust our strategic nuclear stance or any signs that Russia is preparing to use a nuclear weapon,” he added.
Why it matters: In a significant step, Moscow continued with its plan on Thursday Use of tactical nuclear weapons in Minsk. Russian President Wladimir Putin announced the nuclear deployment plan in an interview with state media on March 25.
Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, A staunch Putin ally confirmed that the warheads were already in transit, marking the first use of such bombs by the Kremlin outside Russia’s borders since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.