In a move that sent shockwaves through the geopolitical landscape, Daniel Ortega, the communist dictator of Nicaragua, gaven the green light for the establishment of Russian military bases on Nicaraguan soil.
This startling development was reported by the Russian state news site, Avia.Pro, on Monday, August 21.
The decree, signed by Ortega himself, permits the deployment of Russian military bases and cruise missiles within the country.
This decision could dramatically shift the geopolitical balance in the region, given Nicaragua’s close proximity to the United States.
The Russian news site underscored this point by highlighting the mere 3000 km distance between Nicaragua and Washington D.C., warning that missiles stationed in Nicaragua could reach the U.S. capital in no time.
🇳🇮President Daniel Ortega signed a decree allowing the construction of Russian military bases and the deployment of cruise missiles in Nicaragua.
We are going back to the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis when the United States placed missiles in Turkey, and the… pic.twitter.com/Q87xcGcYCR
— Megatron (@Megatron_ron) August 20, 2023
This alarming development comes as we mark the 79th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nicaragua.
Alba Azucena Torres Mejia, Nicaragua’s ambassador to Russia, recently expressed her country’s unwavering allegiance to Russia.
She stated, “Over this time, we have proved that we will always be with Russia. We are friends with it, we love and respect this incredible country. I think that Nicaragua will try to develop relations with Russia in all spheres.”
The details of Ortega’s decree remain shrouded in secrecy, making it challenging to gather more information for a comprehensive verification of the extent of Nicaragua’s partnership with Russia.
However, the recent statements by Torres Mejia provide clear indications of a burgeoning military alliance between Daniel Ortega and Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega signed a decree that officially allows the entry of the Russian Armed Forces into the country and the construction of military bases with cruise missiles.
It is noted that Russian weapons will not be directed against third countries! pic.twitter.com/UmNF3yMe6X
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) August 18, 2023
This situation bears an uncanny resemblance to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, a tense 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba.
It is yet unclear how the White House intends to respond to this new potential threat from Russia.
The implications of this development are far-reaching. With the installation of Russian military bases and missile systems, Nicaragua could become a significant player in the geopolitical arena.
This move could potentially escalate tensions between the United States and Russia, reminiscent of the Cold War era.
As we continue to monitor this developing story, one thing is clear: the world is watching. The decisions made in the coming days and weeks will undoubtedly shape the future of international relations and global security.