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At the general meeting of the second Eurasian Economic Forum, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for granting permission to place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Kommersant reports.

The conversation took place while Kazakhstan's President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev was speaking about nuclear weapons in Russia and Belarus. Despite the fact that Lukashenko missed the specifics due to poor acoustics, Putin briefed him on the decision, and Lukashenko instantly conveyed his gratitude.

In answer to an inquiry about their talk during Tokayev's speech from journalist Pavel Zarubin, Lukashenko remarked, "That was the topic discussed, and there is nothing more to add." Putin openly disclosed the proposal to deploy Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus on March 25 of this year.

The construction of a specialized storage facility for these weapons is expected to be finalized by July 1.

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