Russian regime, Belarus satrapy to conduct nuclear drills

Source: Politico

“Belarus will participate in nuclear drills with Russia, its defense ministry said Monday. The exercises are a reaction to ‘unsuccessful attempts to drag [Belarus] into an epidemic of color revolutions and crush us with economic sanctions’ and some Western countries’ ‘plans to use military force against our state,’ Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said in a post on Telegram. It’s the second time Belarus and Russia have practiced deploying nuclear weapons together, with the first stage of the joint maneuvers taking place last month in Russia’s Southern Military District, which includes parts of Ukraine partially occupied by Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced in March 2023 that Russia would store tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian soil. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed in December that the warheads had been transported to Belarus, though he did not say where or how many.” (06/10/24)