Belarus Now In Possession Of Russian Nukes

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has announced that his country is now in possession of Russian tactical nuclear weapons as promised by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March. “We have missiles and bombs that we have received from Russia,” Lukashenko said. He added, “The bombs are three times more powerful than those [dropped on] Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”  While Putin has stated that Russia will maintain control of the weapons, Lukashenko has implied that he could be in touch with Putin “at any moment” to thwart what Lukashenko says are Western efforts to undermine his government. “We have always been a target.  They [the West] have wanted to tear us to pieces since 2020.”  The U.S. and NATO allies are carefully watching the deployment of the weapons, but said that there is no change in NATO’s nuclear posture because of the move. Belarus borders three NATO member countries: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.