Venezuela exercises to include land-based Russian anti-submarine aircraft

An interfax report dated September 8 says that during the joint Russia-Venezuela naval exercises to be held in the Caribbean in November, Russia plans to temporarily deploy anti-submarine aircraft at air bases on Venezuelan territory.

The warships scheduled to take part in the exercises include the “Pyotr Velikii” heavy atomic missile cruiser and the “Admiral Chabanenko” anti-submarine ship, according to the report which cites information given by Russian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko.

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