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    Venezuela is likely to buy more arms and other military hardware from Russia, a senior military official said in Caracas earlier this week.

    “Right now we have no arms delivery contracts with Russia, but we are considering such a possibility and deciding exactly which types of Russian-made military hardware we really need,” Brigadier-General Rafael Jose Nunez said.

    He also mentioned the “high probability” of the Latin American country signing contracts with Russia on repairing and upgrading weapons previously purchased from Moscow.

    Speaking about the current state of relations between the two countries, the general mentioned the great deal of across-the-board help his country has been getting from Russia, even despite the serious economic problems Russia itself has been going through the past few months.

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