Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Anatoly Kvashnin will discuss the issues of military and military-technological cooperation between the two countries with Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nicaragua Javier Carrion, reported the sources in the Russian Defence Ministry.
The programme for the one-week visit by the Nicaraguan general provides also for his meetings with representatives of the Committee for Military-Technological Cooperation and of the Rosoboronexport company, for his visit to the Gagarin Air Force Academy, his meeting with the Commander of the Leningrad Military District, as well as for a vast cultural programme in the Russian capital and in Saint Petersburg.
It will be called that at the present time the Nicaraguan armed forces have a great amount of Soviet-made arms and ammunition which the country was receiving since the 1970s when the government of People's Unity came to power in Nicaragua. Now they need repairs and modernisation.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now