Medvedev explained why there are no Russian bases in Venezuela and Cuba

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Vice-President of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said Russia could not deploy its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela because those countries were trying to get out of isolation and restore normal relations with the United States. “” Venezuela, Cuba are our partners, close to us. countries pursuing an independent foreign policy. But these are absolutely sovereign countries. We cannot place anything on their territory, because such actions must be in line with their geopolitical position and their own national interests, “he added.

Medvedev said that Venezuela and Cuba wanted to break out of isolation and restore normalcy. . relations with America. In this regard, we are not talking about the deployment of Russian military bases on the territory of these countries.

According to him, it is wrong to talk about the deployment of bases. This can cause tensions in the world.

“We have some agreements with some countries about the presence of our troops, such as Syria. But overtaking and saying that we want to place our military base here is bad and it can cause tension in the world, “he stressed.


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