The United States has seen no signs of Russia moving nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus or anywhere else.
This was stated by the representative of the National Security Council, John Kirby, on Sunday on CBS.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a television interview on March 25 that Moscow and Minsk had reached an agreement on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
"We haven't seen any signs that he (the Russian president. - Ed.) has followed through on that promise or moved nuclear weapons," Kirby said.
According to him, the United States also did not see any signs that Putin intended to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.
Kirby stressed that so far nothing has forced the US to change its own position on nuclear deterrence.
"Given the rhetoric coming out of Moscow and the rhetoric coming out of the war, we don't see anything that would cause us to change our strategic posture on deterrence," the speaker said.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Sunday criticized Russia's dangerous and irresponsible nuclear rhetoric, adding that it was monitoring the situation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Sunday called for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council against the backdrop of Putin's comments.