In an interview on 30 November 2021, Lukashenko said that Belarus is willing to host Russian nuclear weapons.1
As an umbrella state, Belarus may sign and ratify or accede to the TPNW, but will have to make changes to its policies and practices to become compliant.
- Belarus should ensure that nuclear weapons do not have a role in its national defence plans and security policies. It should renounce the possession and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, for instance through a declaratory statement, and refrain from endorsing future statements in support of weapons of mass destruction.
- Belarus should urgently adhere to the TPNW. Until it is in a position to do so, it should welcome the TPNW as a valuable component in the global disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, work with the Treaty's states parties on practical steps towards disarmament, and attend the meetings of states parties as an observer.
- Belarus should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA.