Nuclear power system: Russia wants to supply Belarus with Iskander missiles

Status: 25.06.2022 20:24

Belarus is to receive nuclear-capable rockets from Moscow. This was stated by Russian President Putin. The Iskander system should be delivered in the coming months. In addition, Belarusian fighters are to be modernized.

According to President Vladimir Putin, Russia will soon supply Belarus with nuclear-capable missiles. As Putin announced at a meeting with Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko, “in the coming months” Russia will supply Belarus with the Iskander-M missile system, which can be equipped with nuclear warheads.

Upgrade your fighters

Already in May, Lukashenko announced the planned purchase of Iskander missiles and S-400 air defense systems from Russia. Putin has also now promised Lukashenko that he will help improve Belarusian warplanes so that it can carry nuclear weapons in the future.

The Belarusian army has many Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jets that could be “improved” accordingly, Putin said at a meeting with Lukashenko in St. Petersburg. The modernization must take place in aircraft factories in Russia, and staff training can begin at the same time.

Belarus supports the Russian attack

The rearmament plans in the middle of the Ukrainian conflict are likely to cause new tensions between Moscow and the West. Belarus borders Ukraine and several NATO countries, but is a close ally of Russia.

Belarus has repeatedly provided diplomatic and logistical support to the Russian military offensive in Ukraine – attacks on Ukraine have also been fought from Belarus. Since the start of the military operation in late February, Putin has spoken publicly about nuclear weapons several times, which is seen as a warning to the West not to interfere in the Ukrainian conflict.

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