French President Emmanuel Macron has stated that he is categorically against the deployment of nuclear weapons outside the states that possess them. According to the politician, he is especially concerned about the possible deployment of nuclear weapons on the European continent.
“France believes that in no case should nuclear weapons be deployed outside the countries that possess them, especially in Europe,” Macron said during a press conference following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing (quoted by Reuters).
The French President also stated the need to prevent the possible use of nuclear weapons during the military conflict in Ukraine. According to him, this should be facilitated by strict observance of all international treaties to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.
On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his decision to place tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. Russian Ambassador to the Republic Boris Gryzlov said that nuclear weapons would be moved to the western borders of the Union State.