Putin met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi. Speaking at the beginning of the meeting, Putin said that they would talk about security and economic issues.
Pointing out that the relations in this direction are developing quite well, Putin stated that the developments in the field of security are stable and even good.
Pointing out that the two countries are in good co-operation in the field of security, Putin, referring to the tactical nuclear weapons that he had previously announced to be sent to Belarus, said: "Everything is going as planned on the most sensitive issues we have agreed on. On 7-8 July, the preparations of the relevant facilities will be completed and we will immediately begin measures to deploy the relevant types of weapons in Belarus. So everything is according to plan, everything is stable."
In his statement in March, Putin stated that NATO had deployed tactical nuclear weapons in other countries and announced that Russia would also deploy the weapon in Belarus.
Putin also reminded that they delivered the "Iskander" high-precision missile systems to Belarus and stated that these systems would be equipped with tactical nuclear weapons.
Lukashenko also shared the information that the facilities where nuclear weapons left over from the Soviet Union period will be placed in the country will be prepared.