Lukashenka Says Belarus Willing To Host Russian Nuclear Weapons

Lukashenka Says Belarus Willing To Host Russian Nuclear Weapons

Andrew H. Sweet

Belarus's authoritarian leader, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, has said that his country would host Russian nuclear weapons if NATO moved similar U.S. equipment from Germany to Eastern Europe.

Earlier this month, NATO's Stoltenberg said that U.S. nuclear weapons on a base in Germany could be moved further east if Berlin's new government dropped out of a nuclear-sharing deal -- a move that would anger Russia.

But under a coalition agreement reached last week, Germany will not ask the United States to remove its nuclear bombs as some allies had feared, although the issue could come up again in the future.

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