The government of Daniel Ortega purchased 50 Russian tanks as part of its plan to update its military forces. (Photo Wikicommons)
Russia denied on Monday having an interested in changing the military balance in Latin America or encourage an arms race in the region, with the sale of tanks to Nicaragua.
Alexander Schetinin, the Director of Department of Latin America of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in an interview told Sputnik:
“Russia pursues a responsible policy in Latin America, which is focused on maintenance of good constructive ties and mutually beneficial cooperation with all the states in the region. We value Latin America as a continent of stability and peace. We are not interested in disruption of stability and the existing regional power balance, including in the military sphere.”
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