Russia to Trump: Our military personnel are still in Venezuela – Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A statement by U.S. President Donald Trump asserting that Russia had removed “most of their people” from Venezuela does not correspond to reality and military cooperation continues, Interfax news agency cited a source as saying on Tuesday.
A full withdrawal of Russia’s military specialists from Venezuela would be a blow to embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro who counts Moscow as a close ally.
Trump posted a message on Twitter on Monday about the alleged Russian drawdown while on a state visit to London but did not provide any further details.
Interfax cited an unnamed source in Caracas as saying Russia was continuing to support Venezuela through a long-standing program of military technical assistance.
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