Lukashenko Says He Will Ask Putin to Arm Belarus With Nukes if NATO Sends Similar Weapons to Poland as Putin Warns the Alliance Not to Cross His ‘red Lines’ on Ukraine Military Build-up

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has said he will ask Vladimir Putin to arm his country with nukes if NATO sends similar weapons to Poland.

The strongman dictator told the Kremlin-backed RIA news agency: ‘We are ready for [nuclear weapons] on the territory of Belarus.’

The claim came after Putin today warned the West and Ukraine not to cross his ‘red lines’ as NATO leaders met in Latvia amid soaring tensions in the Baltic and Black Sea regions.

Putin has sent some 94,000 troops to the Ukrainian frontier and the White House has warned Europe to brace for an invasion that would dwarf the 2014 annexation of the Crimea.

But the Russian president said that the Kremlin was just as concerned by NATO’s buildup of military hardware near its borders as the West was about the reinforcements gathering on the other side of the frontier.

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Source: Daily Mail