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Tactical nuclear weapons ‘three times’ more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb arrive on Europe’s doorstep

14th Jun 23 10:42 am

The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has announced that Belarus has now received tactical nuclear weapons which are “three times” more powerful than the US bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Lukashenko said on Russian state TV, Rossiya-1 on Wednesday that he will not “hesitate” to use the powerful tactical nukes if Belarus faces any “aggression.”

Lukashenko told Rossiya-1 today speaking in the Minsk region on Wednesday he downplayed Vladimir Putin’s authority over the weapons.

The Belarusian dictator said that he can pick up the phone “at any moment” to speak with the Russian leader.

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He claimed on Russian state TV that he “demanded” the tactical nuclear weapons from Putin, adding that Belarus has “always been a target.”

Lukashenko said, “They [the West] have wanted to tear us to pieces since 2020. No one has so far fought against a nuclear country, a country that has nuclear weapons.”

The Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko warned that nuclear weapons which are now on Europe’s border are in the hands of two dictators.

He said that there has now been a dramatic change to the non-proliferation treaty and that Belarus has now broken the Budapest Memorandum.

This was when Ukraine and Belarus gave up their Soviet-era nuclear weapons which would guarantee security from Russia, UK and the US.

Prystaiko told Sky News, “Russia has not just broken everything they promised by attacking us, but they broke another promise – to keep Belarus non-nuclear.

“This is a dramatic change in… nuclear non-proliferation in the world, on top of the immediate danger of putting nuclear in the hands of two dictators.”

In response to Lukashenko the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK added, “We have to remind him that he has an obligation toward the whole of humanity; it is not just an issue of tiny Belarus, it is a global threat.”

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