MANAGUA (Sputnik) — The Nicaraguan National Assembly approved, with 79 votes (91), the income of military troops, ships and aircraft for humanitarian purposes, among which are the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, despite threats from Washington by the presence of Russian military in the region.
"We are in our own courtyard, neither the front nor the back, it is our own courtyard, and it is what gives us the total and sovereign freedom to put in the corresponding dimension the gratitude to a nation [Russia] that has not taken from us, that has always given us," said Deputy Moisés Absalón Pastora, an ally of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), during the plenary session.
The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, authorized on June 8, the entry of troops of Russia, the united States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Cuba, to participate in the training, and sharing in humanitarian aid operations, missions, search, rescue, and rescue in emergency situations or natural disasters, according to the decree published in The official La Gaceta.
The president also authorized members of the Nicaraguan army to travel to these nations to carry out humanitarian activities, an exchange that had to be ratified by the National Assembly.
The decision of the State of Nicaragua, which is due to an ordinary exchange, which has been held twice a year, since the 90s, was rejected on Friday, June 10, in the context of the Summit of the Americas, by the advisor for hemispheric security affairs of the United States, Juan González.
González said that his country is considering taking "forceful measures" against Nicaragua, to exclude it from the Free Trade Agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic — DR-CAFTA, for its acronym in English—, for inviting Russian troops to military exchange on its territory.
Deputy Pastora stated that the only invasion that Nicaragua has received from Russia is that of cooperation for collective transport, for the fight against COVID-19 and to advise the National Police in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
Wálmaro Gutiérrez, deputy of the FSLN, defended Nicaragua's right to develop its bilateral relations with the ends and countries it wishes.
"Definitely the thief judges by his condition, because unlike those countries guerreristas, Nicaragua is a free, sovereign, independent, self-determined, democratic and peace-loving; a social State of law that does things with the basis of the Constitution and that it has the right to develop relations of all types in the framework of the law and the exercise of their democratic sovereignty," he said.
Sandinista legislator Filiberto Rodríguez described as a "tradition" the ratification of the legislative decree, which is initialed by the National Assembly every beginning of the semester.
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