US Army General Laura Richardson told the press via a virtual conference that the United States wants nine countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to “donate” their Russian military equipment to Ukraine. In exchange, the US would provide them with new US-made military equipment. These countries include Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Richardson made the comments at the Atlantic Council on Thursday.
“If I talk to my number two adversary in the region, Russia, I mean, I’ve got of course the countries Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with Russia relationships,” Richardson said.
“But what I really look at, in six other countries by the way, so total of nine, have Russian equipment in them and we’re working to replace that Russian equipment with the United States equipment if those countries want to donate it to Ukraine or the cause that’s happening and be able to replace that with with US equipment.”