Russia has no taboo on military-technical cooperation with Venezuela, the foreign Ministry said

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Archival photoRussia has no taboo on military-technical cooperation with Venezuela, the foreign Ministry said© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Moscow sees the need to establish military bases in Venezuela, with no taboos on the development of military-technical cooperation with this country, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Latin American Department of the foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin.

«We are developing military-technical cooperation, there is no taboo. In this case, our criterion is always respectful of the situation in the region the balance of power, the non-violation of political and military stability, provoking mutual trust and conflict. Contracts that have been signed have been fulfilled. Of course, the supplied equipment requires maintenance, but is a separate issue. Well, the further supply is the question of the customer,» — said Shchetinin.

Speaking about the possibility of establishing a Russian military base in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Schetinin noted that «the needs of the military base we have there.»

«The Russian leadership is designated repeatedly,» — said the diplomat.

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