Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced on Wednesday that Russia is close to agreement with a number of states to establish new military bases in countries around the world.
Russia wants to increase its military presence in strategic locations and negotiates with countries such as Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles Islands and Singapore to establish bases in those parts of the world said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on Wednesday in Moscow.
Besides establishing military bases, Russia is also looking for port facilities for Russian warships as well as aircraft refilling stations to be able to serve long-distance flights said the minister.
Our air force wants to be way more active globally, but to be able to achieve that objective we need refueling stations around the world said Shoygu.
(Oroszország Hangja – hungarianambiance.com)