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Putin’s timeline for storing tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus is hard to believe

By Julian Borger

26 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Will Russia store nuclear weapons in Belarus? The Guardian analyzes Putin's provocative statements and their potential consequences.

Like a lot of what Vladimir Putin says about nuclear weapons, his suggestion that Russia would start storing its bombs in Belarus may add up to less than it appears.

In February last year, Putin said he was putting Russia’s nuclear arsenal on high alert, but there was no perceptible change in the country’s nuclear posture, or any unusual movements of its weapons.

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