This article was first published on the 18th of August, 2019 by Patrick Carpen.Last updated: August 18, 2019 at 21:35 pm
Is Britain actively constructing a military base in one of the Essequibo Islands of Guyana, South America? Guyanese are not aware of any such development, but Russia seems to think so.
In fact, Russia’s Foreign Ministry reported the development of a British military base in Guyana’s territory which is being used to train Venezuelan refugees who will in turn carry out terrorist acts aimed at destabilizing the Maduro Regime!
“Dozens of alleged refugees from Venezuela have been transferred to a British military base in Guyana, but the truth is that these are people who came to receive training and integrate sabotage and spy groups.” – Maria Zakharova – Russia’s Foreign Ministry. – August 15, 2019.
But is all of this really happening? The Guyana Government, in a statement responding to the allegations, strongly denied that any such project is in progress.
“The Government of Guyana calls on the Government of the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw this baseless statement, which is utterly false. It is especially unfortunate given that relations between Guyana and Russia have always been based on mutual respect, trust and friendship,” Guyana’s Foreign Ministry said. -August 16, 2019
The British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, also denied the allegations.
“The claims by the Russian Foreign Ministry are clear disinformation. The UK does not possess, is not building nor operates from any base in Guyana,” said British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn. -August 16, 2019
So how did Russia come up with such an outlandish idea in the first place if it is indeed purely fictional? Could there be any truth to it? Could Britain and the Guyana Government be collaborating on such a military project right under the noses of the Guyanese people? Or is Russia fabricating all of this as an excuse to establish a stronger military presence in Venezuela?
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