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A former Sandinista guerrilla affirmed that Daniel Ortega wants to turn Nicaragua into a regional platform for Russia

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A former Sandinista guerrilla affirmed that Daniel Ortega wants to turn Nicaragua into a regional platform for Russia

The former Sandinista guerrilla Dora María Téllez has accused the Nicaraguan regime led by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo of attempting to transform the country into a regional hub for Russia in terms of security and geopolitics. Téllez stated that Nicaragua is being offered as a platform for Russian activities in Central America and Latin America, particularly in light of a recent visit by General Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, to Nicaragua.

Téllez, who was a part of the Sandinista Government in the late 1970s and early 1980s, criticized Ortega and Murillo for compromising national sovereignty and violating human rights. She pointed out that Ortega’s sons had traveled to Moscow last December and offered Nicaragua as a regional platform for Russia, positioning themselves as servants of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Patrushev’s visit to Nicaragua involved meetings with officials from Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, with a focus on strengthening security cooperation among the countries. Ortega and Murillo met with Patrushev to review existing cooperation agreements between Nicaragua and Russia.

Ortega, who is considered Putin’s main ally in Central America, has a historical relationship with Russia dating back to the first Sandinista Government, during which Soviet weapons were provided to the Nicaraguan Armed Forces.

Téllez’s criticism underscores concerns about Nicaragua’s growing ties with Russia and the implications for regional security and geopolitics. The visit of Patrushev and the discussions with Ortega and other officials highlight the deepening relationship between Nicaragua and Russia in the realm of security cooperation.

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