Skip to comments.Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers
Posted on 02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.
We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places, ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying.
Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when required.
The countries are all strategically located in three leftist-ruled countries close to the U.S.; towards either end of the Mediterranean; in the Indian Ocean south of the Gulf of Aden; and near some of the worlds most important shipping lanes in the Malacca Strait and South China Sea.
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Now that Obama has more flexibility, maybe he will turn Pearl Harbor over to Putin.
0bama will probably handle this similar to what used to be our Space Program, closing our bases, and allowing the Russians to be stationed here, opening up their own bases throughout the US.
We better start worrying about the western hemisphere.
Thank God for RR’s decision to deprive the Russians a 9,000ft long, 28in deep runway in Grenada.
No—Obama will not give Pearl Harbor to the Russian Navy—Obama has sold the state to the Chinese.
Lots of 3rd World failed states the Russians could Move into. Maybe Haiti?
Greneda didn’t work out too well for them.
Greneda used Cubans—had foolish leaders and they faced off against Reagan and Col North.
Well according to the polls as long as the American people can keep their Social Security checks coming and their Food Stamps and Obama phones,they don’t care what Comrade Putin Does,we are just another country nothing exceptional going on here.
IT is reported that comrade Putin is in negotiations with 8 countries to place his army and Navy,I suggest negotiations with a 9th,The USA,Hey Valdimir,we have bases we are closing a Navy we are downsizing,an Army we are downsizing,how about a deal,we hire you as Our defense ally and you take over the administration of our military and you just make a donation to the Social Security,Food Stamp,and Obama phone funds!
I do believe that is the message that I was conveying with my post.