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«I will propose to Putin»: Lukashenko threatened NATO with the deployment of nuclear weapons

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has said that he will offer Russia to deploy nuclear weapons on its territory if NATO places its nuclear systems in Poland.

Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that if Germany refuses to deploy nuclear weapons, they may end up in other European countries, including to the east of Germany.

"(In that case) I will offer (to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir) Putin should return nuclear weapons to Belarus," Lukashenko said.

He did not say which systems he was talking about.

"The nuclear weapons that will be most effective in such contact. We are ready for this on the territory of Belarus" he added.

Earlier, in an interview with the BBC, Lukashenko warned Western countries against unleashing a war on the territory of Belarus. According to him, in this case, NATO and Russia will be involved.

"This is a nuclear war," Alexander Lukashenko stressed in an interview, an excerpt of which is quoted by the Belarusian BelTA news agency.

In Belarus, after the collapse of the USSR, there were dozens of charges for strategic intercontinental missiles "Topol" and more than a thousand tactical nuclear warheads. The withdrawal of nuclear weapons was the result of the signing by Minsk of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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