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Russia with plans for military bases in Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 03:21 UTC
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 Defense minister Shoigu made the announcement Defense minister Shoigu made the announcement

Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases or seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. The list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries

 Shoigu in remarks carried by Russian news agencies also revealed that the military was also conducting talks with Algeria and Cyprus. He said that it was essential for the Russian navy to be able to call at their ports to service its ships.

Shoigu said Russia was also talking to some of those countries asking them to allow long-range bombers to use their air bases for re-fuelling.

President Vladimir Putin has launched a massive military modernization program and sought to demonstrate Russia's global reach by sending navy ships to the Mediterranean, Latin America and other areas.

Russia according to Ria Novosti already has similar arrangements with Armenia, Tayikistán, Kirguizistán and Syria. Likewise in the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, Russia has the outpost for its Black Sea fleet.

The fugitive Ukranian former prime minister Viktor Yanukovich was a close ally of Russia and President Putin his main support.

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  • Pirate Love

    Well Argentina anything to say about russias wishes to further militarize south america???? thought not!!! why not???

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 08:22 am 0
  • yasu

    It is not correct to state that Yanukovich was a close ally of Russia and President Putin. Ynukovich is a very corrupt and undecisive politician, and it is natural that President Putin had to deal with him as long as Yanukovich is a president, which he still is, as the terrorists and crooks in Kiev did not go through the proper processes to overthrow a president elected by Ukranians. But in event, president Putin had to deal with him, as another crook Timoshenko was dealt by President Putin when she led Ukraine. President Putin is an uncorruptible patriotic president unlike Obama, CFK, Hollande, Cameron, etc.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 08:25 am 0
  • Pirate Love

    yasu, ALL politicians are crooks even youre beloved dear leader Putin isnt immune, thats their job.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 08:39 am 0
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