A diplomatic source from Caracas previously told Sputnik that a group of Russian military personnel had arrived in the Venezuelan capital to take part in consultations with the country’s officials on defence industry cooperation.

The planes arrived in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday. Media earlier reported that an estimated 99 Russian military staff had arrived in Caracas on board two planes, which also delivered 35 tonnes of cargo. After the arrival of Russian Defence Ministry officials in Caracas, media reported that Venezuela had deployed S-300 air defence missile systems.

The source said that Russia and Venezuela had not recently signed contracts for the supply of the S-300 systems to Caracas, noting that the systems had been delivered to Venezuela in 2013.

The source highlighted that the visit had nothing to do with the ongoing political crisis in the country, as it had been scheduled long before the trouble erupted.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while reacting to the Russian visit, said Monday that “the United States and regional countries will not stand idly by as Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela”.

Pompeo accused Russia of “continued insertion … to support the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela [which] risks prolonging the suffering of the Venezuelan people who overwhelmingly support interim President Juan Guaido”.

Venezuela has been in the midst of a severe political crisis for around two months, since the leader of the country’s opposition, Juan Guaido, illegally proclaimed himself interim president, contesting the re-election of Maduro last year.

The self-proclaimed interim president immediately received support from the United States, which has also denounced Maduro’s re-election, along with a number of other countries. Both Caracas and Moscow have expressed concerns that Washington may resort to military means to oust Maduro from power.

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China, Cuba, Russia, and a number of other countries have endorsed Maduro as Venezuela’s only legitimate president.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Absolutely fair and understandable . I mean it is not like America interferes anywhere else in the world staying at home unless absolutely having to go outside their borders. It’s not like they pushed NATO into the old Warsaw countries and fomented a coup in Ukraine just so they could line up on the Russian border. They don’t interfere in Africa at all and apart from handing out candy bars to a few kids no one would know there was an American in Africa.

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They of course only went to the Philippines because Duarte begged and begged then for help in Marawi against the Maute group . They only went to Viet Nam because the cemeteries were full of vacant plots that needed filling.As for South America that is OK if they murder democratically elected politicians as afterall the people only voted for them because they were forced to and besides it is part of America so it must be OK anyway. We haven’t even mentioned the peace keeping and freedom giving measures they have adopted in the Middle East .

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As for the exceptionalism of America that benefits the world. The world would be a better place except America keeps putting the boot in and stirring things up . Yes America you sure are exceptional and quite right to object to any help other countries are offering too countries in your neck of the woods.

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Thus, no country was forced to enter NATO, usually, they’re even demanding to enter the alliance. Consider the cumulated air forces of the 3 Baltic states, they have :

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4 Aero L-39 trainer-jets, as transport, 1 An-2 (biplane!), 3 Alenia C-27, 2 M28 Skytruck, 1 Let L-410, as choppers : 1 Mi-2U, 4 Mi-17, 4 Robinson R44, 3 Mi-8, 3 Dauphin.

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You don’t need to be a genius to get that Putin may make them a bit nervous 😉

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@Daeshbags-Sux, yes. But that was out of old Russophobia. During the time after the breakup of the UdSSR the US poached in Eastern Europe and set up a system that threatened Russia. When Russia recovered she merely reacted to this threat.

They all have to calm down.

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It’s clear that the coup in Ukraine was really dirty, thus, the goal was :

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Yup, it was against us, not against Russia. REAL goal : cutting Russian gas pipelines and forcing 6x more expensive US LNG on the EU.

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They of course only went to the Philippines because Duarte begged and begged then for help in Marawi against the Maute group . They only went to Viet Nam because the cemeteries were full of vacant plots that needed filling.As for South America that is OK if they murder democratically elected politicians as afterall the people only voted for them because they were forced to and besides it is part of America so it must be OK anyway. We haven’t even mentioned the peace keeping and freedom giving measures they have adopted in the Middle East .

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@Peter, You are so full of irony that Your posts should be censored. LOL.

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Most of them seem to become Scotch Mist and evaporate but I see I am not alone on that front..

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not at all
jews and goyim bitches justlaughed l

fuker fight in over Mohammad. cousins sister
nephews hand gestures
so unreal
wake up

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What the heck Bolton? Your army has been meddling closed to the Russian border for a long time now. You are feeling the heat eh, when the Russian moved into Venezuela on the legitimate govenment invitation.

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There is nothing about the Bolton tweet in the article. But the US can sure meddle in the internal affair of other countries all over the planet. Irony.

p.s. Venezulean regime change champion Bolton tweeted “The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law. The Venezuelan military must stand with the people of Venezuela.” That is Monroe doctrine pure and simple.

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😉 C’mon, Bolton, it’s fair play from Russia 😉

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They also put their country close to Alaska, it’s true :
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Which USA purchased from Russia in 1867…

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Thus close from US military bases in Alaska
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USA AND JEWS CAN INTERFERE IN EASTERN HEMISPHERE..THE f*****g AUDACIOUS PINK FLUNKY PIG BOLTON AND SWEATY SAUSAGE POMPEO
EH CANADIEN SAY f**k YOU
WESTERN SAY f**k YOU
THE HATE FOR ISRAEL STAND..WHY WE HATE THE WEST
SUPPORT BY MESSIANIC CHRISTIAN.
f**k YOU
SOVIET KEEP WORLD BALANCE.
THE HATE AGAINST ISRAEL
GETTIN up
the way i lke it
Now IF YOU PEOPLE UNITE
BE NICE,BE NICE BE NICE
SUNN-SHIA WHILE ISRAEL s**t U STAND STILL
DESTROYS SYRIA
CAN JUST WALK INTO GOLAN OWNERSHIP
WILL ASSUME LITTLE FARM NOT GOIN BACK TO JORDAN
U SEE HOW THE JEWZ PUNK YOU ALL
KEEP DESTROYING INFRASTRUCTURE
WEAKEN YOU NOT ME
SMARTEN UP SMARTEN UP
HOLY CHRIST THE EMBARRASSMENT IS GLOATING

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The USA needs to stop being the bully of the world. Nobody likes bullies.