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Russia sends long-range bombers to Venezuela

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (2-L) is pictured after the arrival of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircrafts at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Jesus Silva
Press TV, Caracas

The arrival of two nuclear-equipped Russian planes in Venezuela has caused mixed reactions in the Latin American nation. The Defense Minister called the deployment part of a military alliance between Moscow and Caracas. In the streets, people welcomed the move, calling it a right decision amid US threats and sanctions. As our correspondent Jesus Silva reports, many Venezuelans remain suspicious over their country’s growing ties with Russia.

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