Anti-nuclear groups on Monday decried the results of a referendum vote in Belarus allowing the country to host Russian nuclear weapons.
The European Union warned the development puts the entire planet on a “very dangerous path.”
Josep Borrell, the E.U.’s high representative for foreign affairs, was among those calling the referendum vote into question.
He said the vote was “orchestrated” by President Alexander Lukashenko “in a context of widespread human rights violations.”
He called out the government’s “brutal repression against all segments of the Belarusian society.”
The reported results showed more than 65% of voters supporting changes to the constitution, including a renunciation of the country’s neutral and non-nuclear status.