Belarus a ‘hostage’ to Russian war efforts as Putin to move nuclear weapons into ally’s territory

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich/Kremlin via REUTERS.

Dan Peleschuk

A top security adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Russian plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus would destabilise that country, which he said had been taken "hostage" by Moscow.