Saturday, January 15, 2022

Russia Warns About Possible Military Deployments to Western Hemisphere; Won’t Rule Out Sending Troops to Cuba, Venezuela as Ukraine Tensions Grow; "won't exclude" Putting Military Hardware in Cuba or Venezuela, and related stories

Russia warns about possible military deployments to Western Hemisphere:
Russia is keeping the possibility of deploying troops to the Western Hemisphere open as tensions with the United States remain at a boiling point.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who led the Russian delegation in Monday’s talks with the U.S. in Switzerland, said he would “neither confirm nor exclude” the possibility of Russian troops deploying to Cuba and Venezuela, according to the Associated Press.
The two adversarial nations met earlier this week in an attempt to resolve the heightened tensions over Russia’s military buildup near the Ukrainian border and the threat of a possible invasion. Russia, in turn, wants NATO to stay out of Ukraine and other nations formerly part of the Soviet Union, though both sides have balked at the other's demands.
“It all depends on the action by our U.S. counterparts,” Ryabkov said during an interview with Russian RTVI TV. --->READ MORE HERE
Russia won’t rule out sending troops to Cuba, Venezuela as Ukraine tensions grow:
A top Russian diplomat declined to rule out the possibility of the Kremlin deploying troops to Cuba and Venezuela amid ongoing tensions with the US over Ukraine.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia’s RTVI TV Thursday that Moscow’s next steps “all depends on the action by our US counterparts” and noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Moscow could take military-technical measures against what it deems provocation by Washington.
Ryabkov’s warning followed negotiations between Russia and the US in Geneva Monday, which preceded talks between Russian and NATO officials in Vienna Wednesday over Moscow’s demands that the Atlantic alliance halt its expansion and commit to barring Ukraine from ever joining.
At the White House Thursday, national security adviser Jake Sullivan dismissed Ryabkov’s remarks, saying: “I’m not gonna respond to bluster in the public commentary that wasn’t raised in discussions at the strategic stability dialogue. If Russia were to move in that direction, we would deal with it decisively.” --->READ MORE HERE
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