The United States does not see the preparation of the Russian Federation for the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine

The US sees no sign of Russia moving tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus and preparing for their use in Ukraine, said John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the White House National Security Council.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Moscow and Minsk had agreed to deploy Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. He noted that the construction of a storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory will be completed on July 1.

Kirby also noted that the United States continues to closely monitor the development of the situation in light of Russia’s decision to deploy weapons on the territory of Belarus, but does not change the level of readiness of its nuclear forces and means.

“We have not seen any movement of tactical nuclear weapons or anything like that since this announcement. We have certainly not seen any indication that Mr. Putin has made any sort of decision to use weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, in Ukraine,” the White House spokesman told TASS.

Earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, threatened to impose sanctions in the event of the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. In response, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the introduction of restrictive measures would not affect Moscow’s plans.

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