Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolas Maduro did not object to the proposals to host Russian nuclear bombers
RUSSIA has sent supersonic bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to reports.
This follows news earlier in the month that the former-Soviet state was planning to set up its first military base in the Caribbean after striking a deal with cash-strapped Venezuela.
Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolas Maduro did not object to the proposals, according to Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
The deployment will represent the one of the largest postings of the Russian military in the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Under Venezuelan law, military bases cannot be established by foreign nations in the country, but a temporary deployment of warplanes is possible.
Maduro and his left-wing administration has an acrimonious relationship with Washington.