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Kremlin Scoffs at US Criticism of Bombers in Venezuela


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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:32 GMT

The Kremlin has rejected US criticism of Russian strategic bombers' deployment to Venezuela.

As reported by AP, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Monday's arrival of a pair of Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers in Venezuela by tweeting that "the Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer."

However, according to the Russian news agency TASS, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It certainly is rather undiplomatic. We consider this statement to be totally inappropriate.”

He pointed out that President Donald Trump also could evaluate those statements.

The Kremlin spokesman said, “Perhaps, an evaluation of Mr Pompeo’s undiplomatic statements will follow in the future.”

He highlighted that Moscow did not agree with Pompeo, who had said that the mission was a misuse of public funds.

"Moreover, it is not appropriate for a country half of whose defence expenditure would be enough to feed all of Africa’s people to make such statements," Peskov said.

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