The Global Times believes that Putin’s decision on nuclear weapons was a signal to the U.S. not to get involved in the conflict in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus was a signal to the United States on the conflict in Ukraine, the Global Times says.
“With this move, Moscow hopes to show that if Washington and the West continue to interfere in the Ukrainian conflict or start supplying WMD, Russia will continue to take countermeasures,” the publication said.
Meanwhile, the way the United States took the news of Russia’s plans to deploy nuclear weapons in the neighbouring republic demonstrates Washington’s desire “not to irritate Moscow”.
“The Pentagon reacted very cautiously to the announcement, with its top spokesman saying that the US sees no indication that Russia is preparing to use atomic weapons,” the piece notes.
On Saturday, March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Minsk had agreed that they would deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus without violating international obligations.
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