For example, Lukashenko was asked about a recent statement by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg about the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland.
"Then I will suggest that Putin should return nuclear weapons to Belarus. We will agree on what kind. The nuclear weapons that will be most effective in such an engagement. I said for a reason that we in Belarus' territory are ready for it. As a thoughtful landlord I haven't destroyed anything [of the USSR infrastructure for nuclear weapons], all the depots remain in place," the head of state said.
As it was reported, in late July Alexander Lukashenko mentioned that he was ready to deploy Russian army bases in the republic if it would be necessary for the security of the Union State.
In September, Lukashenko stated that Russia can supply Belarus with weapons worth more than $1 billion by 2025.