18. April 2023

The Situation in Belarus: Arms Trade and Nuclear Weapons


On March 25, 2023, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced plans to deploy nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. This is a serious violation of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Webinar topics from a Belarussian perspective:

  • Arms trade and military production in Belarus
  • The Processes of militarization and Belarus' involvement in the war in Ukraine
  • The nuclear weapons situation
  • and what the international community can do to stop it.

Olga Karatch ist the head of the Belarusian human rights organization in exile “Our House”, which has been active since 2005. She has been working as a human right defender on supporting the most vulnerable groups, such as women, children, LGBTI, refugees for years. Awarded the Human Rights Award of the City of Weimar (Germany), International Bremen Peace Award, Radebeul Courage Prize in Germany.

Mark Akkerman is a researcher at Stop Wapenhandel (Dutch campaign against arms trade), focusing on international arms trade, the arms industry and militarization.

(info: the event is in english with no translation)