Kremlin representative Dmytro Peskov said that possible Western sanctions against Russia will not affect Moscow's plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
Peskov told journalists about this on Monday, he was quoted by the Russian agency "Interfax".
Peskov was answering a question about whether the West's reaction, in particular the threat of new sanctions, could affect Moscow's position on the placement of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
"This kind of reaction certainly cannot affect Russia's plans. The president (Putin. - Ed.) explained everything in his statement, which he made in an interview on Saturday. There is nothing to add to that," said Peskov.
On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, and the storage facility for them should be ready by July.
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.
The United States has said it has yet to see any signs of Russia moving nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus or anywhere else.