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Sat May 25, 2019, 08:19 PM

Russian Army Helping Venezuela Amid US 'Threats': Moscow's Ambassador

AFP News
Thibaut MARCHAND
AFP News24 May 2019

Russian troops in Venezuela are helping President Nicolas Maduro's embattled regime prepare in the face of the "threat of the use of force" by the US, Moscow's ambassador to Caracas told AFP Friday.

A key Maduro ally, Moscow deployed around 100 soldiers in March to bolster the Caracas regime that has faced a growing crisis since opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president and is now recognised by dozens of countries including the US.

The move ratcheted up already high tensions between Washington and Moscow, with US President Donald Trump calling for Russia to "get out" of the South American country.

"The Venezuelan government has been in a state of anxious anticipation since the US has repeatedly threatened to use force against the country," Russian ambassador Vladimir Zaemsky told AFP in an interview in Moscow.

"In these conditions they need to be sure that the weapons they have are in a functioning state," he said.

Russian military experts, Zaemsky said, are there to train the Venezuelans "in maintaining combat readiness of their equipment and teach them how best to use it."

They are legally allowed to be there under an agreement signed between the two countries in 2001, he said.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:21 PM

1. You and Russia

try so hard to be relevant.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:30 PM

2. I know...right?

{{{chuckle}}}

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:23 PM

3. ''the "threat of the use of force" by the US''...LOL!!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:19 AM

4. So Putin is sending soldiers to defend Maduro

Instead of food and medicine supplies.....what a sad joke.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:43 AM

5. It has been report, even on this very forum iirc, that food and medicine are also being sent.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:43 AM

6. Yeah, Putin is sending Maduro tons of wheat........big deal

And what do you think Maduro is going to do with tons of wheat? Think he is going to feed it to starving Venezuelans? Really? Who is going to process it? My best guess is Maduro is going to sell that wheat to prop up those that are loyal to him. You know, the military and thugs that protect him.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/russia-s-putin-pledges-to-send-food-to-venezuela-1.3421188

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