United States President Donald Trump has said on Wednesday that the US will be considering “all options” to make Russian military troops leave Venezuela, suffering from the economic and political crisis.
In response to a question over how the US aims to accomplish its plan on Russian troops in Caracas, Trump stated, “Russia has to get out.” He added, “We’ll see. All options are open.”
Trump’s move has come amid a foreign media report stating two Russian aircraft has landed in Venezuela’s capital Caracas, consisting of 100 Russian soldiers with equipment.
Russia has sent two of its military planes to Venezuela which landed on Saturday at the country’s main airport, reportedly carrying dozens of Russian troops as well as large amounts of equipment.
The Russian aircrafts sent to “fulfil technical military contracts” with Venezuela, according to BBC news reports. The development has come three months after both sides held joint military exercises.
A Venezuelan journalist, Javier Mayorca, took it to Twitter to report that he saw around 100 troops with 35 tonnes of equipment offloaded from those two Russian planes.