Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country has signed an agreement with neighboring Belarus on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons.

According to the report of APA referring to "Reuters", the US Ministry of Defense commented on this decision and said that there is no indication that Russia is preparing to use nuclear weapons.

"We have seen reports of Russia's announcement of the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and will continue to monitor this situation," the US Department of Defense said in a written statement.