Russian-Belarusian Tactical Nuclear Drills Enter Second Stage

Russian and Belarusian troops have commenced the second phase of tactical nuclear drills in Russia aimed at ensuring military readiness for the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity. These exercises follow Russian President Putin's directive to practice deploying tactical nuclear weapons in response to perceived threats from Western nations.


Reuters | Updated: 11-06-2024 11:56 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 11:56 IST
Russian-Belarusian Tactical Nuclear Drills Enter Second Stage
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Russian and Belarusian troops have started the second stage of tactical nuclear drills in Russia, Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said the drills were aimed at ensuring that the two countries' military personnel and equipment were ready to protect their sovereignty and territorial integrity. "During the exercise, issues of joint training of units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus for the combat use of non-strategic nuclear weapons will be worked out," the defence ministry said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin last month ordered

his military to practise the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons after what Moscow said were threats from France, Britain and the United States.

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