Russia Handed Over A Missile System To Belarus That Can Carry Nuclear Weapons

Russia Handed Over A Missile System To Belarus That Can Carry Nuclear Weapons

March 26, 2023, 7:41 a.m.

Russia has handed over to Belarus the Iskander missile system that is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and on July 1 it will complete the construction of a storage for tactical nuclear weapons on the republic’s soil, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Rossiya-24 TV channel.

"We have handed over to Belarus our well-known and very effective Iskander system that can carry [nuclear weapons]. On April 3, we will start training the crew and on July 1 we will complete the construction of a special storage for tactical nuclear weapons on the Belarusian territory," Putin said in an interview with journalist Pavel Zarubin.

The President of Russia announced that on July 1 the construction of a storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of the republic will be completed, reported TASS, a Russian news agency.

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