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Liveblog: Transfer of nuclear weapons to Belarus “negative”


US President Biden says he reacted “extremely negatively” to the news that Russia was transferring nuclear weapons to Belarus. Moscow governors report a rocket attack on Mariopol. All developments in the live blog.

US President Joe Biden has commented on the stationing of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. He reacted “extremely negatively” to reports that Russia was moving nuclear weapons to Belarus.

The EU had previously condemned the Russian-Belarusian agreement to station nuclear weapons in Belarus. This step will lead to a further, extremely dangerous escalation, explains EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Moscow governors in the Russian-controlled and illegally annexed part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region have reported rocket attacks on the city of Mariuopol. Months of fierce defense made it a symbol of Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion, but it was ultimately occupied by Russia. According to the information, two rockets hit the city on Friday evening.

The Russian state news agency Tass quoted an official as saying that the missiles involved were “Storm Shadow” cruise missiles. Great Britain had supplied missiles of this type to Ukraine.

conflicting parties as a source

In the current situation, information on the course of the war, shelling and casualties provided by official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict parties cannot be directly checked by an independent body.