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Russia Says it Opened Helicopter Training Centre in Venezuela


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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:20 GMT

Russia has opened a training center in Venezuela to help pilots in the country operate Russian-made military helicopters in Moscow's latest gesture to support President Nicolas Maduro, reports Reuters.

The company said on Monday that the center opened on Thursday, the day the White House warned Moscow and other countries that support Maduro to send troops and military equipment, saying the United States would consider such acts a "direct threat" to regional security.

Washington, which supports Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, issued the warning after two Russian air force planes carrying about 100 troops landed outside Caracas, a division the Kremlin has described as military specialists.

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