as talk between the two parties hit a brick wall due too the growing tension in Eastern Europe due to the new pro-NATO/EU Ukrainian government, Russia hit back by suggesting deployment of military personal in Cuba and Venezuela.
It seem Russia is looking for a reason to push tensions with America to take advantage of Biden unpopularity. Russian end game is clearly to stop Ukraine from joining NATO even if that require invasion.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia raised the stakes Thursday in its dispute with the West over Ukraine and NATO’s expansion when a top diplomat refused to rule out a military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States escalate.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he could “neither confirm nor exclude” the possibility of Russia sending military assets to Latin America if the U.S. and its allies don’t curtail their military activities on Russia’s doorstep.
“It all depends on the action by our U.S. counterparts,” the minister said in an interview with Russian television network RTVI, citing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning that Moscow could take unspecified “military-technical measures” if the U.S. and its allies fail to heed its demands.