Russia threatens to deploy nuclear missiles to Venezuela after failed talks with NATO on security guarantees

Russia sees no reason to continue security consultations with the United States, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

According to Ryabkov, who led the Russian delegation in the Geneva talks, Washington “actually said no” to the key elements of the draft agreements proposed by Moscow in December.

These are the refusal to expand NATO (including the admission of Georgia and Ukraine to the Alliance), the withdrawal of the bloc’s infrastructure to the borders of 1997 and the non-deployment of offensive weapons in dangerous proximity to the borders of the Russian Federation.

“The Americans want to have a dialogue with us on some fragments of the security situation and thereby let off steam of the Russian position, relieve pressure, relieve tension, and at the same time, while hiding behind a dialogue on fragments, continue the process of geopolitical, military development of new territories,” Ryabkov said in an interview with RTVI.

“We have nowhere to retreat, Moscow is behind us,” he said, adding that Russia would “find alternatives” and would never “bend” under pressure and blackmail.

One of the options, as follows from Ryabkov’s words, may be the deployment of Russian weapons in friendly Latin American countries – for example, in Venezuela.

A scenario repeating the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, when the world was on the verge of nuclear war, is not excluded: everything will depend on “the actions of American colleagues,” Ryabkov said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who spoke almost simultaneously with Ryabkov on the air of the Russia 1 TV Channel, said that perhaps the only direction in which it was possible to move from the dead end is the non-deployment of medium-range and shorter-range missiles in Europe.

“We will not even discuss the US demands that Russian should return its troops to the barracks,” the minister said.

Another deputy of Lavrov, who headed the Russian delegation at consultations with NATO, Alexander Grushko, said he did not see any ways to overcome the differences. We have already reached the end,” he said at a news conference after 4 hours of talks in Brussels.

Russia “managed to convey to the members of the alliance that the situation is becoming intolerable, and that at some point the risks associated with the continuation of NATO’S current course may outweigh the benefits that they want to obtain today,” Grushko said.

“Today, many have realized that this story will come to an end sooner or later, and it may look different,” he concluded.

(C)UAWIRE 2022

10 comments

        • Sooner or later you have to fight fire with fire. I really don’t understand writing rules or charters without penalties for breaking the rules or charters. Its like writing laws with no police to enforce them.
          Like with the UNSC, if a State has a conflict of interest they should not be able to vote or veto. Normally if you break the rules in a club…you are OUT of the club.

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          • I wonder why no country has brought it up about kicking Russia out of the UN? It happened before when they invaded Finland just before the start of WW2.

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            • Yes, that’s puzzled me from the start. It seems like easy picking for a terrorist state. Just try to piece together a country that continually invades and occupies it’s neighbors having a veto on a security council. Hell, why not put Iran or North Korea in charge of enforcing human rights?!

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  1. “We have nowhere to retreat, Moscow is behind us,” he said, adding that Russia would “find alternatives” and would never “bend” under pressure and blackmail.

    I wasn’t aware that Russia have been attacked by anyone. Unless Muscovy have a different meaning for the word retreat.

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  2. All US aid is at a level of not trusting Ukraine. We could all be Nazis trying to destroy RuSSia… So, if nobody gives a shit and paranoia is chief, let Ukraine stem the invaders herself. Ukraine has the best army in Europe, Ukraine has nuclear technology and capabilities. Time to shake the shit!

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