PM concerned about presence of Russian bombers in Venezuela

A Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircraft is pictured upon landing at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. - Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino announced on December 10 that Venezuela and Russia are to hold joint military exercises. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Antigua & Barbuda is opposed to any initiative that may encourage hostilities in the region.

He was commenting on the two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela last Monday in a Russian show of support for the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

“This hemisphere must remain a hemisphere of peace”, the Prime Minister Browne said.

“We understand the dangers and notwithstanding the fact that Venezuela has been and continues to be a close ally of Antigua & Barbuda, we are very concerned about that development and we are hoping that is does not escalate into anything serious”, he said.

The Prime Minister said if it does escalate “we definitely abhor any form of participation by Russia in creating any provocation in this hemisphere to destabilize the hemisphere and to literally plunge us into any form of military conflict”.

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  1. Its not the first time they’ve flown in this area of the planet – Blackjacks and Bears often go to Cuba as well….nothing to be alarmed about Mr PM.

  2. When Venezuela and Russia signs billions of dollars in oil and gold investments deals just about last week, this is a strong warning to the US to back away from interference. Investments must be protected.

  3. Was US military vessel positioned just off St Vincent a few months ago for no apparent reason?

    If so why?

    And not a drum was heard…….

  4. My Hebrew brethren wake up!!!!!! The Most High is setting the scene for our departure from 400 years of slavery. It ends 2019……. Repent, Turn to Yahusha and be born again lest you perish in the plaugues that are coming.

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