Moscow has not ruled out the possibility of sending Russian troops to Cuba and Venezuela as tensions between Russia and the United States escalate. In a televised speech, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybkov did not confirm or rule out the possibility of Russia improving military infrastructure in either country. ABC News reports.
In an interview with Russian radio station RTV1, Ryapkov said, “It all depends on US action.”
Sergei Rybkov led the Russian delegation to the tense US-Russia talks in Geneva earlier this week. Rybkov described the talks on defense architecture with the United States as professional, but said progress and compromise were needed.
At the same time, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said that the United States had held almost eight hours of honest and direct talks with the Russian delegation. Washington has warned Moscow that NATO’s “open door policy” will continue despite Russia’s demands.
At the same time, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the US acceptance of sanctions against Vladimir Putin would be “out of bounds” and would sever ties between Moscow and Washington in the event of a Russian occupation of Ukraine.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, said: “The sanctions against a head of state are outrageous.
The Kremlin considers the set of sanctions proposed a day ago by Democrats in the US Senate to be “very negative.”
A group of Democratic senators on Wednesday unveiled a new set of sanctions targeting President Vladimir Putin, including providing financial assistance to Kiev in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin calls the plan an attempt to put pressure on Moscow.