The creation of Russian military infrastructure in Cuba and Venezuela is not ruled out, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with RTVI on January 13.
“I don’t want to confirm or exclude anything…,” the diplomat said in response to a question about such a possibility.
He added that a more precise decision depends on how Washington behaves.
“The President of Russia has repeatedly spoken, including on this topic: what could be the activities, for example, on the part of the Russian Navy, if it develops completely in the direction of provoking Russia and further increasing the military pressure on us,” Ryabkov stressed.
From January 10 to 12, Russia-NATO talks were held in Geneva, devoted to the discussion of security guarantees offered by Russia. In particular, the Kremlin proposed to stop the policy of NATO expansion to the East.
As a result, all NATO members states rejected Russia’s request. In turn, the Russian Defense Ministry said that relations with the North Atlantic Alliance were at a “critically low level.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency