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Belarus approves a change in their constitution revoking their nuclear status – Russian nuclear weapons might now be deployed.

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The Belarusian government said that the referendum to revoke its non-nuclear status has passed with around 65% in favour. This means that Russian nuclear weapons can be deployed on Belarusian soil, which would be the first time since the country gave them back to Russia, after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko continued to show support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine by also firing ballistic missiles in Ukraine and sending troops in the last few hours using transporter planes. Before the referendum, the Belarusian President said that if Poland or Lithuania deploys US or European nuclear weapons, he will ask the Russian President to give him back the nuclear weapons the country gave Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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