Geopolitics & World-affairs

The Nuclear Quagmire Is Gripping The Entire World: Russian Tactical Nuclear Weapons In Belarus At NATO's Border

The eastern European conflict is slowly but steadily approaching a nuclear confrontation between the east and the west, and if this occurs, it will mark the start of a new world war and order as it did during the Second World War.

During the outbreak of World War II, the world acted in the same manner toward Germany as the west, especially United States, is doing today toward Russia by providing billions of dollars in weapons to Ukraine. The West is simply writing blank checks to Ukraine in order to solve their so-called Russia vortex.

Western European countries and the United States are sending cutting-edge weapons to Ukraine in order to restore the order of democracy, sovereignty, and integrity that has existed in Ukraine since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Ukraine became a nation-state and gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and it has since established its democracy, but the nation has always been under NATO nations' scrutiny in order to control Russian dominance in the European and Central Asian regions. 

The NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 marked a watershed moment in today's scenario. The US agreed to bring Georgia and Ukraine under NATO's umbrella at the Bucharest summit. The NATO nation also began the paperwork and procedure to officially admit Georgia to NATO, and Russia reacted violently, seizing two strategically important lands in Georgia: South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 

In Georgia, a western-funded colored revolution was launched against the Russian-backed Georgian government, and as a result, the government was abdicated by the people of Georgia, and a new government was installed, which favored the European regime; the same propaganda was launched again in Ukraine, and the Russian-backed government was thrown into the garbage dump, and the western-backed Zelensky's government came to power following the 2014 Euro Maidan movement. In retaliation, Russia seized one of Ukraine's most strategically important land masses, Crimea. 

The situation in Ukraine was normal until the US government changed, and on February 22, 2022, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine and occupied almost the entire eastern states of Ukraine, including Zaporizhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk. The Battle of Bakhmut has nearly melted half of Ukraine's army strength, leaving Ukraine in a state of uncertainty. Western nations are failing to meet Ukraine's demand for weapons and Russia is constantly raising the Nuclear rhetoric since the beginning of the conflict.

Russia has used nuclear rhetoric to defend its ostensible sovereignty and integrity, and it has already threatened to use nuclear weapons if Russian Integrity is challenged and put to the test. Now, the recent Russian move has rattled the western nations, alarming them and forcing them to choose their words carefully. Until yesterday, the western nations were threatening the Russian President with arrest based on a recent ICC ruling in which the Russian Federation is not a member. They accused Putin, the Russian president, of war crimes for allegedly transferring Ukrainian children to Russia and confining them in some obscure locations.

Following the ICC verdict against Russian President Vladimir Putin, German ministers have expressed their desire to arrest Putin if he is even on German soil. The news has shaken Russia, and Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation's Security Council, has declared that arresting Putin would be a declaration of war against that country, and he has threatened to use nuclear weapons against ICC infrastructure.

Russia has now decided to relocate and permanently locate its nuclear installation in Belarus, Russia's most trusted nation, because Russia installed President Lukashenko in power after purging a protest against him. This is the first time; Russia is moving its nuclear arsenal outside of Russian territory since the end of the Cold War.

Russia has reached an agreement with Belarus that enable Russia to place its nuclear arsenal on borders with three NATO members - Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. President Putin defended the move by invoking the non-proliferation rule and providing an excuse by citing similar tactics used by the US, which has placed nuclear weapons in various European nations. He also stated that Belarusian officials will not be able to operate those weapons and that the Belarusian army will be kept out of reach even during maintenance. 

The US has used cautious language to explain the event, stating that there were no indications that Moscow planned to use its nuclear weapons even after multiple threat was given on previous occasions. 

He told state television after deciding to move tactical nuclear weapons near NATO nations' borders that "There is nothing unusual about this either: first and foremost, the United States has been doing this for decades. They have long stationed tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allies." He also stated that "We agreed that we will do the same - without violating our obligations, I emphasize, without violating our international obligations on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons." 

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation estimates that approximately 100 American nuclear weapons, airborne gravity bombs, are stored in different European nations across six bases in five countries. All of these nuclear weapons are under the control of the United States. 

Russia has already stationed ten aircraft capable of carrying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, as well as Iskander missiles in Belarus and Kaliningrad, which borders Poland and Lithuania. At the start of the conflict, Russia used Belarusian territory to launch an attack on Ukraine's north, and Belarus has already handed over the airfield "Zyabrovka" near Gomel to Russian forces. The "Iskander-M" missile complex and the S-400 division are both located on the airfield's grounds. 

After being cornered by western powers, the Russian Federation is taking such desperate measures, and the world witnessed such desperation when Russia drowned the US MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea and chased away US bombers over the Baltic Sea. Russia has also accused the United Kingdom of transporting depleted uranium shells with its fleet of Challenger 2 tanks. 

Conclusive note:  

The question is: Are Ukraine and the United States considering peace options with Russia because they are feeling the heat of Russia's move and Russia's indiscriminate attack on Ukrainian troops using cutting-edge weapons? 

Ukraine has recently expressed its anguish at not having enough weapon supply from Western nations, and Ukraine is now facing a lack of weapon supply as a result of Russia's relentless attack on the front-line cities in Ukraine's east, particularly Donetsk and Luhansk. 

Ukrainian government officials are also profiting from the funds sent by the United States and Western European nations. Because of Russia's relentless attack on Ukraine, the corruption scandal has not been exaggerated. However, not everything is in the right place, and some things are in the wrong place, which will be decimated if Ukraine remains steadfast in refusing to negotiate a peace deal with Russia. China has proposed a 12-point peace agreement, and India has already advocated for peace since the beginning of the war.

No nation on the planet wants nuclear war because if it is started, there will be no way to stop it or go back to where it started. Therefore, every nation on the planet must deal with any war seriously and cautiously before it becomes ugly and unstoppable and turns into an ego war.