In the context of an extremely serious escalation of threats on the western borders of Russia and Belarus, a decision has been made on retaliatory measures in the military-nuclear sphere, Shoigu said at a meeting of CSTO defense ministers in Minsk.
The Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system, which can use both conventional and nuclear missiles, has been transferred to the Belarus military. Belarusian servicemen have received the necessary training in Russian training centers.
The control over the decision to use nuclear weapons deployed in Belarus will be carried out by Russia. The whole range of events is organized strictly in accordance with existing international obligations and does not violate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Russian and Belarus Defense Ministers signed documents earlier in the day on defining the procedure for finding a special storage facility for nuclear ammunition on the Belarusian territory.
Shoigu added that Western countries are forcing the Ukrainian authorities to demonstrate tactical gains on the battlefield, pumping the country with weapons worth more than $65 billion.
Russian Defense Minister said that the West is also trying in every possible way to interfere in the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and discredit the Russian peacekeeping efforts in the conflict-torn region.
Armenia is a member of our organization, our ally. We are interested in establishing peace and are doing everything possible to stabilize the situation in the Transcaucasus.
At the same time, I would especially like to note the importance of the participation of the Armenian side in joint-operational and combat training activities within the framework of the CSTO, Shoigu concluded.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point News 2023.
About time too ! America and its servants have surrounded Russia with nuke missiles but no criticism of them by the West –is there ?
Its pure fantasy to believe that this is a conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Its unambiguously, purely a US proxy war against Russia. Without US/NATO aid Ukraine would have been brought to its knees long ago. For those who are fans of reality, Ukraine is losing. Badly. And has been for quite some time. With all of the West’s financial and military aid Ukraine simply cannot, and will not, prevail over Russia’s vast logistical, manpower, air, technical, missile, overhead surveillance, naval, etc., superiority. And so history shall be written.
Well said !
the only problem is the total insanity of the US government / UK government and the EU to start WW3 – UK quote:- “give us a few years and we will be at war with Russia “–aye right !! ( sarcasm ) and the UK will be flattened and a radiation hazard with only a couple of RS-28 Sarmat missiles on a 900 mile long island.
I hope this it will never come this far, but on the other side of the coin, if they (Zionist-led GB and USA) give up the NATO proxy war efforts they also have lost the war economically and politically?
Thats the problem—USA loss of face, they don’t seem able to live with it not when they are brought up in the “Cowboys & Indians “philosophy where the cowboys always win.
That requires a mature and wise mind not present in the US culture which is stuck in the childhood stage.
Azerbaijan and Armenia must make peace because they will be the most harmed, their people will be harmed, and a war only favors those who are infiltrating terrorists to generate conflict, and a war in that region is only in the interest of the US to put military bases on the divisions of Russia and Iran, and provoke an even bigger war where the whole region will be destroyed, because the objective of a war is to destroy the economies of those involved in order to strengthen the economy of those who are orchestrating the war.