RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has invited Russia to deploy its armed forces in the country.
This information was announced by Russian state television, which indicated that it is an invitation to join in the second half of 2022.
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Host Olga Skabeeva noted, “it is time for Russia to station something powerful near the American city on the hill.”
Russia and the U.S. have always been at odds, recently exacerbated by Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and U.S. support for NATO.
Ortega’s decree provides for permission to enter foreign warships and military aircraft. Again, with a caveat – “for humanitarian purposes.”
In principle, humanitarian goals in the modern world can be understood as almost anything, including, for example, the protection of Latin American democracy from the encroachment of countries claiming world hegemony.
The decree is interesting in that it also seems to allow the U.S. military to appear on the territory of Nicaragua – with the consent of the official authorities of the Central American country, in case of emergency assistance.
The wording is flowery, but the fact remains that the Russian military can and may be “temporarily” on the territory of the Central American country.
The law will enter into force shortly and will be in effect in the second half of 2022. The Nicaraguan press notes that the United States appears in the decree rather formally so that Washington does not have grounds for accusations.
At the same time, Nicaragua is well aware that the current president is not going to allow the U.S. military into this country.