Mexico City. – that Nicaragua’s President, Daniel Ortega, has authorized entry into the country of military personnel, ships and aircraft from Russia from next month.As well as the exit of military forces and means from the Central American country on specific tasks.
The sentence consists of a A presidential decree was published in the Official Gazette on June 7, and confirmed by the official Russian press This Thursday.
Decree authorized entry “To participate in training and exchange exercises in humanitarian assistance operations, search and rescue and rescue missions in emergency or natural disaster situations”. Activities will be carried out with Land, Air and Naval Forces of Nicaragua from July 1 to December 31 this yearselect the document.
Ortega also authorized the entry of the Russian army and the media to participate in joint operations with the local armed forces “against illegal”. In the marine spaces of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and in the judicial waters of the Pacific Ocean, it was indicated.
in the same period, Nicaragua will allow entry on a rotational basis for 80 military personnel, ships and aircraft To participate in the “exchange of experience and training in humanitarian aid”, 50 Russian soldiers, ships and aircraft to do Actions to confront and combat drug trafficking and organized crime.
The decree also authorized for the second half of this year the “transit or parking” of military forces from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba “for the purposes of exchange, humanitarian assistance and mutual benefit, in emergency situations”, stated La Gaceta.
Ortega has been a staunch ally of Russia since his first government in the 1980s.when he received significant economic and military assistance from the then Soviet Union and other countries in the communist bloc to confront the “Contras” rebels.
After returning to power in 2007, Numerous economic, scientific, technical and military cooperation agreements were concluded with Moscow.
Last February, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov visited Managua and announced that the Kremlin wants to strengthen this cooperation. “For more than 40 years, we have provided technological and military support to your army, and we will continue to provide our support and will continue to work in this direction as well,” the senior Russian official said.
For his part, Ortega provided immediate public support for the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, justifying this Positions of pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk and LuhanskIn the Donbass region, where Moscow has consolidated its control through intense bombing in recent weeks.
AP . Agency