Russia is unable to establish its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela as these countries seek to break out of isolation and restore normal relations with the US.
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Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia cannot deploy its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela, as these countries seek to break out of isolation and restore normal relations with the United States.
“Venezuela, Cuba are our partners, countries that are close to us and conduct an independent foreign policy. But these are absolutely sovereign countries. We cannot place anything on their territory, since such actions must be consistent with their geopolitical positioning and their own national interests,” he added.
Medvedev specified that Venezuela and Cuba want to break out of isolation and restore normal 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 provoke tension in the world.
“We have certain agreements with some states on the presence of our troops there, for example, with Syria. But getting ahead of ourselves and saying that we want to place our military base here is wrong and can provoke tension in the world,” he stressed.