Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Russia and Venezuela link arms

On 13 March, Major-General Anatoly Zikharev, commander of Russia's strategic aviation, announced that Venezuela had offered Russia a base at La Orchila Island for Russian long-range aircraft, specifically Tu-160s. British newspaper The Guardian also reported that a Russian team had already inspected the island, whose runways were being extended to accommodate Tu-160s
[first posted to http://jid.janes.com - 05 May 2009]

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