Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that on the issue of the possible deployment of Russian missiles in Cuba and Venezuela, one should not forget about their sovereignty, TASS reports.
“In Latin America and so on: there we are still talking about sovereign states, let’s not forget about it,” the Kremlin spokesman said, answering a question from journalists.
He also recalled that Russia is looking for options to ensure its own security based on the international situation.
Last week, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that he did not rule out that in the event of a failure of negotiations on security guarantees, Russian military infrastructure could be deployed in Cuba and Venezuela.
Later, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan replied that Washington’s reaction in the event of the deployment of Russian forces in Latin America would be decisive.
Earlier, Peskov called the negotiations with the United States and NATO on security unsuccessful, since the parties are on different positions. They passed on 10 and 12 January.