National Security Adviser to the President of the United States Jake Sullivan said that Washington’s reaction in the event of the deployment of Russian forces in Latin America will be decisive, Interfax reports.
“This topic has not been raised. If such a deployment occurs, we will respond decisively,” he said.
On Thursday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that he does not rule out that in the event of a failure in negotiations on security guarantees, Russian military infrastructure could be deployed in Cuba and Venezuela.
Ryabkov also said that the United States and NATO are not ready to meet Russia’s basic requirements for security guarantees.
Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that following the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council, each side remained with its own. In his opinion, the negotiations were in the format of two monologues, not a dialogue.
The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council was held on January 12 at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels. The meeting lasted over four hours.