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 Russia’s foreign minister believes they can deploy nuclear weapons in annexed Crimea

Crimea became part of Russia, which, in accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, has nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

He stated this in an interview with Interfax, Censor.NET reports.

Answering the question of whether Crimea is regarded as location for deploying Russian nuclear weapons, Foreign Minister Lavrov said:

"Now Crimea became part of the state which, in accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), has such weapons. And the Russian state has, in accordance with international law, every reason to manage its legitimate nuclear arsenal according to its interests and according to its obligations under international law," the foreign minister said.

Read also: Russia' Forces 'Capable of Being Nuclear' Moved to Crimea - NATO

Earlier there were reports that Russia is redeploying means of delivering nuclear weapons to Crimea.


 
 
 
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