Russian military vessels dock in Venezuela

Two Russian naval ships have docked in the Venezuelan port of La Guaira, located near the capital Caracas, shortly after visiting Cuba.

The frigate Soviet Union Fleet Admiral Gorshkov and the medium maritime oil tanker Akademik Pashin arrived at the port in the afternoon and were received by a delegation of top Venezuelan naval officials. Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov also took part in the ceremony. 

The ships visited Venezuela after exercises in the Atlantic Ocean that Moscow said were to 'show the flag' in remote, important regions. 

Russian warships are part of a flotilla that last month called on Havana for a few days as part of an extended voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

(Source: Reuters)

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