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Russia’s arms deliveries to Venezuela do not affect balance of forces in region

Monitoring Desk

MOSCOW: Deliveries of Russian military equipment to Venezuela do not destroy the balance of forces in the region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

“No deliveries of Russian military equipment to Venez-uela have ever created chan-ges in the balance of forces in the region,” Ryabkov said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The diplomat stressed that Russia always remains a responsible supplier of weaponry to Venezuela in the framework of bilateral military-technical cooperation.

A serious political crisis has rocked Venezuela in January when US-backed opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president in a bid to replace incumbent president, Nicolas Maduro. (Sputnik)

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