'Russia should be ready to use nuclear weapons', says Belarus' Lukashenko.

BELARUS dictator Alexander Lukashenko has made clear he is poised to accept Russian nuclear missiles on his territory but warned Vladimir Putin this doesn’t mean he is being swallowed in the Kremlin leader’s military expansion.

The siting of atomic weapons in the landlocked state will ominously bring them closer to NATO countries.

Lukashenko claimed in a meeting with Putin’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov that he was against war with the West, and saw the expected deployment as a deterrent.

He likened the current crisis to 1941 when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, grabbing today’s Belarus.

“The warehouses with nuclear ammunition are in Russia, we do not have any yet,” he said, even though preparations are evidently underway at a former Soviet nuclear base to reopen a facility.

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