Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia, June 9, 2023. / Credit: GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/AFP 

CBS News: Putin puts a date on his plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus

 Russia will start deploying nuclear weapons in Belarus when the necessary facilities there are ready there in early July, President Vladimir Putin told the Belarussian leader at a Friday meeting. 

It was the first time Russia’s president has suggested a specific timeframe for his plans, announced in March, to deploy “tactical nuclear weapons” to the country just north of Ukraine, which is one of Russia’s few allies in the region. 

“Everything is going to plan,” Putin said in a televised portion of his meeting with Belarus’ longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast, adding that the two countries were deepening their cooperation on security.  

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Russian President Putin Says Transfer Of Tactical Nuclear Weapons To Belarus Will Start In July  

Putin says Russian tactical nuclear weapons to be deployed to Belarus next month — AP
 

Putin says tactical nuclear weapons to be deployed in Belarus in July — Reuters
 

Putin puts a date on his plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus — CBS
 

Putin says Russian tactical nuclear weapons to be deployed to Belarus next month — The Hill
 

Putin reveals he will deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus in less than a month — Daily Mail

Putin gives timeline for deployment of nukes to Belarus — RT