(Worthy News) - Russia has pulled its key defense advisers from Venezuela amid U.S. pressure on the failing regime of President Nicolás Maduro, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Rostec, a Russian defense contractor that has trained Venezuelan troops, has cut its staff from about 1,000 several years ago to "just a few dozen," a source told the Journal.
"They believe the fight is being lost," the source told the paper.
Perhaps equally important, Venezuela has reportedly struggled to pay for the contractor, which has also been hit by sanctions from other defense contracts worldwide. [ Source: Wall Street Journal (Read More...) ]
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