Medvedev carrying cruiser Peter the Great visited Latin America (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Navy Kirov-class guided missile cruiser Peter the Great went to Venezuela to participate in joint military exercises
Core Tip: Chinese President Hu Jintao’s just-concluded trip to Latin America, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev figure coming out of the land in turn.
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Chinese President Hu Jintao’s just-concluded trip to Latin America, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in turn coming out of shadow land. He will arrive in Venezuela, 26, began a two-day visit, he will visit Cuba on the 27th.
before the arrival of Medvedev, the first step is the Russian warships. 23 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the Russian warships “would enter Venezuelan waters after a few hours”, to participate in joint naval exercises between the two countries, including Russia’s Northern Fleet nuclear-powered flagship. But he did not disclose the specific time of arrival. It is the first time the Russian Navy since the end of the Cold War into the Western Hemisphere, is also seen as Russia’s deployment of U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe as a response.
the West, Latin America, in the traditional sense of “American backyard,” Russia’s move will further challenge the authority of the United States. Medvedev arrived in the eve, he and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin once again send a strong anti-missile system problems and show a good mix of signals.
not going to fight Somali pirates
participating in the exercise of the Russian Northern Fleet warships from Russia, they left the base on September 22 left Severomorsk to Venezuela. Ships, including “Peter the Great” nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, “Qiaba years Kehai Admiral” was a large anti-submarine and convoy. Russian Navy, said that two ships scheduled to visit Venezuela, 25 from La Guaira port, from the capital Caracas is less than 30 km and 12 January held joint military exercises with the Venezuelan navy.
However, the U.S. government said the Russian Navy does not constitute a threat, and trying to weaken Russia and Venezuela strengthen cooperation. Some Western experts have even suggested that as Russia and Venezuela plan joint military exercise in the brewing global financial crisis, and now oil prices plunged to a great blow to Russia’s energy-driven economy, thus trying to expand Russia’s influence in the Western Hemisphere’s efforts may be difficult to achieve.
“the Kremlin continued with its 19th century style of resistance to American lines.” Independent military analyst Alexander Geertz said, “However, from a military perspective this is meaningless. Warships came to South America and Russia against the United States can not increase the strength. “
24 According to Russian media reported that Russia’s Northern Fleet” Peter the Great “cruiser will be after attending military exercises to Somalia to fight piracy But the news was immediately denied the Russian Navy spokesman. “After the exercise, and Venezuela, the Russian cruiser to the Indian Ocean and the Indian Navy will conduct joint military exercises, which is the earlier planned.” 伊盖狄加罗 Russian Navy spokesman said.
Russian oil companies signed agreements with five
Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said the committee will visit the state-run oil company 5 Russian oil companies signed an agreement, so that the five companies producing and refining oil in Venezuela.
Ramirez said the Venezuelan government try to turn with Russia in energy cooperation to a strategic partnership level. To this end, the Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela and Russian energy company “will not only signed a cooperation agreement in the mining area, but also in the energy field of industrial processing signed a cooperation agreement.” He said he expects the agreement will be 26 signed during Medvedev’s visit to Venezuela.
Gazprom’s foreign economic activity department head Stanislav Qi Gan Kefu said the company will be Russia’s oil and gas companies as a group of operators. The group includes Russian companies: Gazprom, Rosneft, the Russian-British joint venture TNK-British Petroleum (TNK-BP), Surgut oil and gas stock company, and Lukoil.
In addition, 23 Cuban media quoted Russian Ambassador to Cuba 米亚伊尔卡 Meining saying that Russia has prepared the Cuban offshore oil exploration and willing to assist Cuba’s aging pipeline renovation. Mikhail Kamynin said that Russian companies have been prospecting for oil in Cuba to make “specific plan.” Russian companies investing in Cuba would also like to build a modern oil and gas storage facilities, and renovation of the aging pipeline Cuba.
27, Medvedev is scheduled to visit Cuba, will oil exploration, mining cooperation issues and consultations with the leaders of ancient side. Cuban geologists estimated that Cuba is rich in oil and gas resources offshore oil reserves could reach 200 billion barrels.
hope Obama engage in arms control
visit on the eve of Medvedev and Putin once again the issue of U.S. missile defense system and let it be.
Medvedev 23 in Lima, Peru, said he believes U.S. President-elect Barack Obama may change the deployment of U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe’s position, “I think there will be changes, though ( United States) is the government’s position on this issue rigidity, President-elect’s position is more accurate. “
He said the Obama team may now reconsider the missile defense system,” which means there may be dialogue , there is likely to change positions. ”
with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia asked the U.S. to completely abandon missile defense system in Eastern Europe program. “The United States is best to abandon the idea,” Lavrov said, “If the U.S. insists on implementation of this plan, we must take measures to reduce Russia’s concerns about transparency.” He said.
ten hours later, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg International Conference on Human Rights said in a speech on the U.S. missile defense system in Europe, Europe will be the worst affected. In addition, he also said Russia wanted the new U.S. administration to reach a compromise on the issue of arms control, I hope Obama took office, to give up in Poland and the Czech Republic plans to deploy anti-missile system, US-Russian relations can be better.
“Who can benefit from these actions is unclear, but we know the world as a whole, especially in Europe, is certainly a loser.” Putin said, “Whatever our American partners come up with any evidence, the purpose of this project are opposed to Russia’s strategic potential, we can only be an appropriate response. “
Putin reiterated yesterday that if the U.S. government to give up on the new missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic system, Russia will abandon the corresponding measures, “Therefore, we will be able to break on the continent of Europe the risk of negative trends.”
Putin also hope that Obama can deal with the issue of arms control performed more constructive and more responsible.
said Sarkozy endorsed the new treaty
on the day of his speech, Putin, Medvedev also spoke of a proposal to sign a new pan-European security pact, saying it should be “a legally binding document, to ensure equal security to provide a real guarantee.”
“To achieve this goal, the European Atlantic (Euroatlantic) all countries should follow the ‘three no’ principles: not to the expense of other countries to ensure the safety of their own safety; (in the framework of a military alliance or coalition ) do not take action to weaken the joint security area; does not allow for the development and expansion of military alliances to the detriment of the interests of other signatories. “Putin said,” We also propose a new document should include the basic parameters of arms control. “
“It is clear that upcoming talks will not be easy at the same time, there are signs that our partners – to take the lead of European countries – have begun to understand our logic.” Putin said French President Nicolas Sarkozy He suggested that the new security treaty signed before the “Euro-Atlantic countries and regional organizations should avoid unilateral actions which could negatively affect the entire European security.”