Nicaragua to Buy Russian MiG-29 Fighter Jets
Nicaragua plans to purchase a batch of warplanes, including Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, to fight drug trafficking in coastal areas. This was stated by General Adolfo Zepeda, a spokesman for the Nicaraguan Army.
“We plan to buy a batch of warplanes that would be used only for defence purposes, not for air strikes,” Mr. Zepeda said, noting that Nicaragua is not going to create any military threat for its neighbors in the region.
“The authorities of our country respect the international law and settle any disputes with neighboring states on the basis of the verdicts of the International Court of Justice,” the spokesman added.
In 2012, the International Court of Justice passed a decision to provide Nicaragua with 75,000 square kilometers in the Caribbean. Today, the country intends to take additional measures in this region to fight drug trafficking.