Last year, following the series of escalations by NATO and Western countries in their arming of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus signed an agreement whereby Russian nuclear weapons would be deployed into Belarus. At the time there was no clear statement as to how and under what conditions those weapons would ever be used—a so-called nuclear weapons doctrine. According to Belarus’ Defense Minister, that doctrine is about to be released.
“We clearly communicate Belarus’ views on the use of tactical nuclear weapons stationed on our territory,” Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said at a meeting of Belarus’ Security Council. “A new chapter has appeared, where we clearly define our allied obligations to our allies.”