The Americas ReportNovember 06, 2008
Russia has dispatched part of its Northern Fleet to the Caribbean for the country's first ever naval exercises with Venezuela. The exercises, scheduled to take place November 10th-14th, will include a number of Russian and Venezuelan warships. Intentionally ambiguous statements issued by the Russian government allow only for speculation regarding their motives behind the scheduled incursion into the Southern Hemisphere. The departure time of the Russian naval group, however, is peculiarly close to recently voiced Russian grievances about U.S. ships deployed on aid and relief missions in the Black Sea. Indeed, Putin's prompt warning regarding the U.S. presence, "Our response will be calm, not hysterical, but there will definitely be a response," supports the notion that there is a significant political message being conveyed to the United States government. To read more, please open the attachment.
- Feature : The Upcoming Russian -Venezuelan Naval Exercises." by Benjamin Miller
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