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‘Dangerous and irresponsible’: NATO condemns Putin’s nuclear rhetoric

Vladimir Putin's decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons and their means of delivery in Belarus further increases tensions over Russian aggression against Ukraine. It is a further step towards drawing Belarus into the cogs of the Russian war machine, the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a tweet on Sunday said.

by IP Staff

Kyiv: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Sunday criticized Moscow’s move for its “dangerous and irresponsible” nuclear rhetoric, saying that the military alliance is closely monitoring the situation.

The statement came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he would deploy tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus. “NATO is vigilant, and we are closely monitoring the situation. We have not seen any changes in Russia’s nuclear posture that would lead us to adjust our own,” a spokesperson for the defense alliance said.

Vladimir Putin’s decision to deploy tactical nuclear weapons and their means of delivery in Belarus further increases tensions over Russian aggression against Ukraine. It is a further step towards drawing Belarus into the cogs of the Russian war machine, the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a tweet on Sunday said.

Warsaw also echoed concerns about a violation of nuclear non-proliferation agreements, something. Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, made a similar charge in a tweet, adding in reference to Putin: “Making a statement about tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, he admits that he is afraid of losing.”

“Putin (RF) is too predictable. Making a statement about tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, he admits that he is afraid of losing & all he can do is scare with tactics… Second. He once again states his involvement in the crime. Violating the nuclear non-proliferation treaty…,” he tweeted.

The U.S. said it would “monitor the implications” of the Russian move but would not adjust its nuclear weapons strategy.
We have not seen any reason to adjust our own strategic nuclear posture nor any indications Russia is preparing to use a nuclear weapon,” U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson was quoted by Politico as saying. “We remain committed to the collective defense of the NATO alliance.”

Concern over the statement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Sunday appealed for an emergency meeting of the UNSC in reaction to Putin’s announcement.

“Ukraine expects effective actions to counteract the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail from the United Kingdom, China, the United States and France. … We demand that an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council be immediately convened for this purpose,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Russian President on Sunday in a statement said that he is planning to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, the neighboring ally from which he staged part of his February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

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