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‘US starts modernizing tactical nuclear weapons, storage bases in Europe’

Written by The Frontier Post

MOSCOW (TASS): The US military has begun active work to modernize tactical nuclear weapons and storage bases in Eur-opean countries, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday.
“The US, with the full support of NATO allies, has stepped up work to modernize tactical nuclear weapons and storage sites in Europe,” Shoigu said at a joint meeting of the Russian and Belarusian defense ministries.
According to him, “of particular concern is the involvement of pilots of non-nuclear member states of the bloc in exercises to practice the use of tactical nuclear weapons.” “We see this as a direct violation of the Treaty on the Non-Pr-oliferation of Nuclear We-apons,” Russian Defense Minister emphasized.
The joint exercises of Russia and Belarus “Shield of the Union” will become a key event in 2023, he said.
“The results of the joint activities of our defense departments from 2019 to 2021 have been summed up and approved, measures are planned to ensure military security until 2024, the corresponding plan has been approved. The most ambitious event stipulated by th-is document will be the jo-int exercise” Union Shi-eld”, which will be held in 2023 year”, – said Shoigu.

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