Report:
Russia announces plans to set up military base in Caribbean

Russia wants to deploy strategic aircraft at Venezuelan airbase in Caribbean Sea south-east of United States.

Mordechai Sones,

Russian officer takes picture of Tu-95 bomber
Russian officer takes picture of Tu-95 bomber
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Russia wants to deploy strategic aircraft at a Venezuelan airbase in the Caribbean Sea south-east of the United States, Reuters quoted the Nezavisimaya daily newspaper who cited unnamed sources as saying.

Two Russian Tu-160 Strategic Nuclear Bomber aircraft landed in Venezuela earlier this week in a show of support for the socialist government in Caracas, infuriating Washington.

Tu-160 heavy strategic bomber flies during Victory Day parade above Red Square
Reuters

Nezavisimaya Gazeta cited unnamed military and diplomatic sources saying Russia wanted to deploy strategic aircraft to a military airfield on the island of La Orchila off the coast of Venezuela.

Venezuela’s laws do not allow it to host foreign military bases, but it can temporarily host foreign military planes, Reuters quoted the newspaper as saying.

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