Putin ups the ante with nukes in Belarus

By Andreas Kluth

27 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Putin recently announced he would station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. It's perhaps "the most insidious of his many nuclear threats" against the West, argues Bloomberg's Andreas Kluth.

Let's all hope that Chinese President Xi Jinping sees this outrage as a personal affront and gives his "friend" in Moscow a good talking to at once.

Only days ago, Xi was paying Russian President Vladimir Putin a visit - to discuss their collaboration, but also to talk him out of nuclear escalation and into a peace process with Kyiv. This weekend, Putin did the exact opposite.

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