Anti-aircraft defense, airplanes and helicopters: Russia fulfills contract with Venezuela (+ Maintenance)
October 15, 2021
Russia assures that it is committed to helping Venezuela keep the war material imported from this Eurasian country in operational readiness.
“Rosoboronexport fulfills after-sales maintenance contracts in a state of operational readiness of war material: air defense systems, airplanes, helicopters, etc.”, the head of the Russian arms export company, Rosobronexport, Alexandr Mijéev, informed the journalists, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
This has been promised by Mijéev during a meeting of the high-level Russian-Venezuelan intergovernmental commission, which is attended by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borísov, and the Vice President for the Economic Area of Venezuela, Tareck El Assami.
In June, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, ratified that his country will continue to help Venezuela boost its defense capabilities amid the threats that the Bolivarian country is experiencing from the United States and its regional allies.
Lavrov stressed that the Venezuelan Army has been provided with “Russian systems of military products” and remarked that, at the moment, a group of Russian specialists is in the Latin American country taking the necessary measures for the maintenance of this equipment.
All this is part of the military doctrine revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 26, 2014. Among other particularities of this doctrine, it is worth defending the allied countries of Moscow and supplying them with advanced weapons.
Russia is one of Venezuela’s greatest allies and has stood up to Washington’s interference, its coup and interventionist plans and economic sanctions against the Government of Nicolás Maduro; in fact, it has offered “consistent support” to the Venezuelan nation several times in the face of US pressure.
While the US expresses its concern about the growing and “alarming” presence of Russia in Latin America, Moscow denounces that Washington treats Latin American countries as if they were its backyard.