Russia and Venezuela joint naval exercises may cause unpleasant U.S.
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BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) Russia will hold joint naval exercises with Venezuela. The former Soviet Union in the early 1990s after the collapse of Russia’s participation in this program in Latin America, the first joint exercise was expected to rise to U.S. displeasure.
According to Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” reported that Venezuelan Navy recently announced that four Russian warships and nearly 1,000 sailors, scheduled for November 10 to 14 in the Venezuelan waters, joint naval exercises with Venezuela .
Navy Joint Staff Strategic Intelligence Basti Das said in a statement released: “will start the first exercise is very important” and said Venezuela also will participate in the Air Force and the submarine exercise.
left-wing President Hugo Chavez is the U.S. government shrill critics. He has established with Russia, closer relations, including with Russia signed arms supply and manufacturing agreements. He also proudly announced that concluded with Russia a “strategic alliance.”
in Russia because of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia last month of the war and come to an impasse with the United States, he is a stand in support of Russia, stressing that “Russia is emerging as a global power.”
Russia Defense Ministry spokesman has denied a report in July. The report said that Russia considered bombers stationed in Cuba in retaliation for U.S. plans to deploy missile systems in Eastern Europe.
the former Soviet Union in 1962 because of the Cuban missile crisis, a serious confrontation with the United States. For Russia’s military actions in Latin America, the United States has always been very sensitive.