Lukashenko Says Russia Should Be 'Ready' to Use Nuclear Weapons

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko discussed nuclear weapons with Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday, June 30.

“We have not done it yet. But we have to be ready,” said Lukashenko, regarding mirroring the aviation drills carried out by western countries that utilize planes designed to carry nuclear weapons.

Lavrov added that these types of drills violate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968.

Belarus has proven to be a strong ally to Russia since the start of the war in Ukraine. Five days earlier, Lukashenko met with President Putin in Moscow where they also discussed the American supply of nuclear weapons stored in Europe.

“It is better to show what may happen than for the real thing to happen,” said Lukashenko. Credit: President of Belarus via Storyful