Nicaragua, Russia sign military agreement
Under the agreement, Nicaragua will receive Russian supplies and technical
The majority of Nicaragua's military equipment was made in Russia and inherited
during the pro-Cuban and pro-Soviet Sandinista government of the 1980s.
Wednesday's agreement was signed by Nicaraguan Defense Minister Jose Adan
Guerra, Nicaraguan army chief Gen. Javier Carrion, and Russian Ambassador
Anatoly Petrovich Kuznetsov.
Guerra said the accord was signed because of the "necessity to modernize
technical and logistical capacity" of Nicaragua's military.
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