Russia advanced its plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, signing a deal on Thursday to facilitate a special warhead establishment in the neighbouring nation.
The plan to deploy nukes beyond Russia's boundaries was announced by President Vladimir Putin in a TV interview on March 25.
Kremlin has not specified the exact date of deployment, yet expects the new facility to be ready in just over a month's time in Belarus.
Moscow has not kept its nuclear weapons outside of the Russian borders since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Iskander-M missiles, with warheads carrying capabilities, have already been handed to the Belarusian armed forces, Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu said. "Belarusian servicemen have received the necessary training," Shoigu added, emphasizing that the two countries will ensure optimum security.Read more on euronews.com