May 21, 2022 11:21 am

Russia does not rule out a military deployment in Cuba and Venezuela if tension with the United States increases

MOSCOW.- The Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergei Ryabkov, who led the Russian delegation in Monday’s Geneva negotiations, said in televised remarks on Thursday that he could neither confirm nor exclude the possibility of Russia establishing military infrastructure in Cuba and Venezuela.

Talks in Geneva and Wednesday’s meeting between Russia and NATO in Vienna failed to reduce discrepancies over Russian security demands, as Russia maintains troops mobilized near Ukraine.

In an interview with the Russian television station RTVI, Ryabkov pointed out that “everything depends on the actions of our American counterparts”, and pointed out that the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has warned that your country it could take military-technical measures if the United States acts to provoke Moscow and increase military pressure.

Ryabkov said the United States and NATO have rejected Moscow’s main claim, a guarantee that the alliance will not expand to Ukraine and other ex-Soviet nations, adding that large differences in the strategies of the two sides cast doubt on continuity. of conversations.

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AP Agency

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