Contents tagged with Venezuela

  • Venezuelan military exercises to involve Russian equipment

    Russian-produced military equipment will be used in Venezuela’s upcoming military drills, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told the press.

    “To a large extent, the weaponry and military equipment in Venezuela and in the possession of the Bolivarian Armed Forces is Russian-produced equipment, and so it simply cannot be done any other way,” Ryabkov explained in response to reporters’ questions.

    The deputy foreign minister said that he does not know whether Venezuela has military …

  • Kremlin: Russian military experts left Venezuela

    Russian Il-62 aircraft, which arrived in Caracas on June 25, flew back a group of military-technical experts who worked in Venezuela under the old contracts for the last three months, reads the message of the Russian Embassy in Venezuela.

    The diplomats recalled that earlier Venezuela received complex equipment from Russia that requires regular maintenance. In addition to equipment support, Russian specialists "were involved in the training of Venezuelan personnel."

    The Embassy assured that …

  • Kremlin confirms Putin's meeting with Trump in Osaka

    An aide to the Russian President, Yury Ushakov said that the meeting of US President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Osaka is scheduled for Friday, June 28. It will be about an hour long, and presidential teams will also participate in it. The meeting will be held in the negotiation zone for the presidents, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to Ushakov, Putin and Trump plan to discuss the general state of bilateral affairs, issues of strategic …

  • Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announces Maduro's visit to Russia

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will make an official visit to Russia soon, reports the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela on Twitter.

    "Soon the President Nicolás Maduro will sign new agreements in Russia for the benefit of the people," the report said.

    At the same time, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry did not specify the dates of Maduro's visit to Russia, and also did not specify what agreements are mentioned.

    Commenting on this information, the Press …

  • Kremlin demands tax concessions for Rosneft in Venezuela

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a proposal drafted by the Ministry of Energy to make amendments to the Russian-Venezuelan agreement to cooperate in several joint strategic projects. The Prime Minister advised the president to authorize the signing of the document. The text of the proposal was published on Russia’s legal information portal.

    The document proposes to add a provision on Moscow’s and Caracas’s obligation to create “favorable and undiscriminating conditions” and …

  • Russia has no plans to withdraw its military experts from Venezuela

    The Wall Street Journal greatly exaggerated the number of Rostec staff present in Venezuela, reported RBC news agency with reference to the press service of the Russian defense conglomarte.

    “The make-up of the representative office has not changed in years,” the press service emphasized.

    The Rostec representative added that some technical experts periodically arrive in the country to repair and maintain equipment. A few days ago, maintenance work was carried out on several aircraft, according …

  • Maduro promises to bring 4G to Venezuela with Russia’s help

    President Nicolás Maduro during his speech at the exhibition of innovations and technologies of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces said that Venezuela wants to increase country's telecommunications capabilities and create a 4G communication system with the help of Russian and Chinese technologies, reports Venezolana de Television TV channel.

    Maduro  stated that the National Corporation for telecommunications and postal services was established. It will be headed by Jorge Marquez who is the …

  • Russia decided to feed Maduro’s army

    After supplying the Maduro regime with military equipment and a contingent of one hundred soldiers, Russia has now begun to provide food for the Venezuelan army, which remains the only thing keeping Nicolas Maduro in power.

    A high-ranking source in the Russian Defense Ministry informed TASS that the Venezuelan Armed Forces would be receiving more than 16,000 field rations from Russia.

    On Thursday, Rosoboronexport, the Russian state defense export agency, posted information on the procurement …

  • Russian oil giant Rosneft claims US approved oil deliveries from Venezuela to India

    Since the Venezuelan oil that Rosneft has been sending to factories in India was bought with prepaid contracts, the US State Department gave approval for these shipments, said Vice President of the Russian company Didier Casimiro as quoted by RBC news agency. 

    “We are allowed to use Venezuelan oil because the Venezuelan oil that we supply to refineries in India is under Rosneft’s prepaid contracts. Therefore, the US State Department gave its consent,” Casimiro said.

    He also added that the …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not intend to increase the number of its military in Venezuela

    The Russia does not plan to increase the number of military specialists in Venezuela, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    "We did not even think about it," Borisov stated.

    In March, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the presence of Russian specialists in Venezuela is regulated by an agreement between the countries on military-technical cooperation.

    In April, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is ready …