A recent visit of the Russian military delegation to Venezuela has already caused significant jitters in the mainstream media. However, speculations and comments from ‘anonymous sources’ continue appearing.
Now, ‘anonymous’ sources are claiming that the Russian military contingent, which is allegedly deployed, in Venezuela conists of special forces, including “cybersecurity personnel”.
Reuters reports (source):
A Russian military contingent that arrived in Venezuela over the weekend, drawing U.S. condemnation, is believed by the U.S. government to be made up of special forces including “cybersecurity personnel,” a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still assessing the Russian deployment, which Washington has called a “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela.
It should be noted that the Russian side descrbied the presence of its “specialists” in Venezuela as a part of the military-technical cooperation agreement between the two countries. No further details were provided.
While there is little doubt in the deepening Russian-Venezuelan ties amid the developing crisis, it’s apparent that Reuters-style reports are mostly designed to fuel the current situation and justify further US actions to pressure the legal Venezuelan government.
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