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"A few years ago, no one could have imagined the appearance of a Russian naval base near Saudi Arabia" - the European press about the MTO point in Sudan

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A few years ago, Europe and the United States spoke of Russia as a regional power that was incapable of solving issues of a global geopolitical scale. 44th US President Barack Obama called Russia a country "with an economy torn to shreds." The Russian economy, of course, does not show significant growth and is seriously lagging behind many leading countries in the world in terms of volume, but this does not prevent Russia from spreading its influence more and more actively, using the available resources very pragmatically.


The European press writes about this, noting that the geopolitical weight of the Russian Federation has significantly increased in the last decade.

In particular, it is indicated that a few years ago no one could have imagined that Russia could have a military base on the Red Sea - "not far from the maritime borders of Saudi Arabia." We are talking about an agreement with Sudan to create a logistics center for the Russian Navy on the Red Sea coast.

The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the decision to create a logistics center for the Russian Navy in Sudan as having strategic importance and "an active application of Putin to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in Africa."

The material indicates that Russia will be able to manage its logistics in the most important region of the world, which will clearly increase its political influence on the African continent and the Middle East.

It is noted that the role of Sudan in the region has also grown due to the fact that not so long ago, with the mediation of the United States, this African country began bilateral relations with Israel.

German journalists point out that Russia is actively involved in political activities, interacting with the authorities of the Central African Republic. Also for Russia "contacts with Guinea, where there are large deposits of bauxite, are important." The authors write about the growth of Russian influence throughout the African continent, taking into account contacts with Egypt, Algeria and South Africa.
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  1. Ilya-spb
    Ilya-spb 14 December 2020 06: 50
    +6
    A base in Sudan is good. Observation, provision, control.

    Once the USSR was friends with Yemen ... It's a pity that the Houthis did not master Socotra ... Although who would give it away.
    1. Civil
      Civil 14 December 2020 07: 04
      -22%
      Africa is ours, we will park a nuclear aircraft carrier with security in the form of new destroyers to the continent. In 2040 or 2055, as the card goes. In the meantime, you need to tighten the belts and be patient a little. Medvedev put up with it and told us to. lol
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 14 December 2020 08: 56
        +9
        We'll most likely park. And much earlier. So live with this thought and endure.
        1. Civil
          Civil 14 December 2020 09: 01
          -10%
          Quote: Pereira
          We'll most likely park. And much earlier. So live with this thought and endure.

          You Ukrainians - the great Sumerians, they forgot to ask) Skip further against United Russia.
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 14 December 2020 09: 38
            +10
            Vadim, I understand everything, Monday, my head is buzzing after yesterday. I sympathize and do not condemn. We must somehow fight the covid.
    2. Victor_B
      Victor_B 14 December 2020 07: 23
      +2
      Socotra and Somalia were a sweet couple.
      But in Mediterranean they dangled in the middle of the blue sea at anchors ...
      But now you can relax in Tartus.
      One pichalka - now the Russian fleet is a pale shadow of the Soviet fleet ...
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 14 December 2020 08: 57
        +8
        The pale shadow also needs to be supplied and repaired.
    3. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 14 December 2020 07: 33
      +7
      Military base or MTO point, to collect food water? These are two different things.
    4. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 14 December 2020 12: 44
      0
      Quote: Ilya-spb
      It is a pity that the Houthis did not master Socotra ... Although who would give it.

      Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are working to establish a joint intelligence base on the Yemeni island of Socotra.
      The island will become a springboard for gathering intelligence information not only in the water area of ​​the Gulf of Aden, but throughout the region. First of all, the activity of Iran will be monitored.
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 18: 55
        +1
        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
        Quote: Ilya-spb
        It is a pity that the Houthis did not master Socotra ... Although who would give it.

        Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are working to establish a joint intelligence base on the Yemeni island of Socotra.
        The island will become a springboard for gathering intelligence information not only in the water area of ​​the Gulf of Aden, but throughout the region. First of all, the activity of Iran will be monitored.

        There is only a little left, to persuade the Houthis, who do not want to persuade in any way and fry the Saudis in the tail and in the mane, with the assistance of the same Iran, and that's it, "the base will stand."
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 14 December 2020 20: 19
          0
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          Just a little left to persuade the Houthis

          So those who own the island will not ask the Husids, they are not the sovereign masters of Yemen. And as you know, there are many helpers from all sides.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 20: 59
            +2
            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            Just a little left to persuade the Houthis

            So those who own the island will not ask the Husids, they are not the sovereign masters of Yemen. And as you know, there are many helpers from all sides.
            There are many "helpers", but nevertheless, the military successes of the Houthis in "educating" uninvited guests lead to an increase in their authority and to the fact that the Hadis and local tribes in droves begin to go over to their side, and some of the SA allies entering the coalition began curtail your participation in the conflict. If it was not possible to crush them in the first couple of years, then now it is all the more problematic to do this, since they have gained enough combat experience. What's the point, from the fact that someone will take the island under their control, and oil tankers will burn in the Gulf of Aden on the principle - "so don't you get it to anyone." All the same, these fighters in slippers will force the Saudis to sit down with them at the negotiating table and resolve issues of resolving the conflict on acceptable terms for themselves, and most likely will allow the Saudis to wind up their affairs and get away with partial face preservation, as the Taliban did by promising mattresses they will not beat if they voluntarily get out of Afghanistan, while promising that they themselves and with all their might will fight the terrorists. laughing
            1. Vitaly gusin
              Vitaly gusin 14 December 2020 21: 48
              0
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              ... All the same, these fighters in slippers will force the Saudis to sit down with them at the negotiating table and resolve issues of resolving the conflict on acceptable terms.

              It is clear that negotiations are the best way out, but history shows that the parties cannot always agree.
              This can only happen after the civil war in Yemen is over and there is a legitimate government elected. But before that, as in Syria, it is still very far away.

              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 22: 14
                0
                Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                It is clear that negotiations are the best way out, but history shows that the parties cannot always agree.
                This can only happen after the civil war in Yemen is over and there is a legitimate government elected. But before that, as in Syria, it is still very far away.

                I agree here. yes
  2. mark2
    mark2 14 December 2020 06: 51
    +17
    I wanted to write that this news was good, but then I remembered that Svarog, Ros42 and Dalny would come and explain popularly that this money should have been spent on pensioners or children. Therefore, I will not write anything.
    1. Pytnik
      Pytnik 14 December 2020 06: 59
      +5
      Well, send them to the minus and write as you see fit wink
    2. Stas157
      Stas157 14 December 2020 08: 12
      -4
      Quote: mark2
      will come now Svarog, Ros42 and Dalny

      Something has not yet arrived. But you came here and are trying to breed FLUD here.

      Quote: mark2
      Therefore, I will not write anything.

      Right!)) You have already written everything you need. And you don't need more.
  3. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 14 December 2020 06: 58
    +2
    "The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the decision to create an MTO point for the Russian Navy in Sudan of strategic importance and" an active application of Putin to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in Africa. "
    Again this newspaper ...
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 09: 59
      +5
      Quote: Tank jacket
      "The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the decision to create an MTO point for the Russian Navy in Sudan of strategic importance and" an active application of Putin to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in Africa. "
      Again this newspaper ...

      At the same time, several hundred American bases scattered all over the planet, including outside the window of this newspaper's publishing house, do not bother them in any way. But they cannot digest the fact that Russia will have TWO bases around the world - this is a threat to peace and a manifestation of aggressive intentions!
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 14 December 2020 18: 03
        0
        Double standards in action hi
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 December 2020 07: 01
    +5
    A few years ago, the West could not imagine a lot. And now they have to put up with the "surprises" presented by Russia and shout loudly about the unification of efforts in confronting and containing our country.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 December 2020 07: 06
    +4
    The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the decision to create a logistics center for the Russian Navy in Sudan as having strategic importance and "an active application of Putin to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in Africa."
    Including calls of ships (and not only ships !!!) with nuclear reactors. good
  6. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 14 December 2020 07: 16
    +1
    Pleases. Dumbfounded and confused from the Anglo-Saxons and their adherents. Zhirinovsky's words - to wash boots in the Indian Ocean come true .. The sorcerer, however ... good
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 14 December 2020 07: 27
      +6
      Quote: Mykhalych
      The sorcerer however ...

      He conjured up a war with the outskirts yesterday request
      1. cniza
        cniza 14 December 2020 08: 53
        +6
        But do we have a choice and we will not start it ...
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 14 December 2020 09: 11
          +2
          Well yes he said so
          Ukrainian politicians and public figures regularly come up with various initiatives and action plans, which, in their opinion, will make it possible to "return" Crimea to Kiev. Thus, the current foreign minister of the country, Dmitry Kuleba, said that the peninsula itself would "slip" out of the hands of Russia and become Ukrainian. The notorious journalist Ayder Muzhdabaev proposed to recreate the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and annex Poland, Ukraine and part of Russian territory to it. Former military man Yevgeny Yarantsev called for the sale of Crimean lands to the Americans. An official from the Genichesk region, Alexander Vorobyov, spoke about plans to "join" Crimea to Ukraine using a trolleybus route to Kerch. Roman Bessmertny himself previously proposed returning Crimea through Belarus, using ethnic Ukrainians living in the country.
          1. cniza
            cniza 14 December 2020 09: 36
            +5
            I think it will start with Transnistria, we will need to make a corridor ...
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 14 December 2020 11: 45
              0
              Quote: cniza
              we will need to make a corridor.

              The corridor is needed like air
              1. cniza
                cniza 14 December 2020 11: 48
                +2
                So otherwise they are our peacekeepers, they just block ...
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin 14 December 2020 11: 51
                  0
                  Quote: cniza
                  So otherwise they are our peacekeepers, they just block ...

                  And Nata will help them. And to supply them by air is expensive. And the Sumerians can close the sky. And they will do it
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 14 December 2020 12: 14
                    +3
                    So the airspace can be blocked, or rather they will do so ...
                    1. Lipchanin
                      Lipchanin 14 December 2020 12: 16
                      0
                      Quote: cniza
                      So the airspace can be blocked, or rather they will do so ...

                      That you said smile
                      And to supply them by air is expensive. And the Sumerians can close the sky. And they will do it

                      And this is me smile
                      1. cniza
                        cniza 14 December 2020 12: 38
                        +2
                        It's bad when you read with one eye, but the point is. that we understand the same. yes
                      2. Lipchanin
                        Lipchanin 14 December 2020 12: 39
                        -1
                        Quote: cniza
                        but the point is. that we understand the same.

                        We communicate for a long time
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 14 December 2020 08: 58
      +1
      And without him we have been waiting for a long time. Only its beginning will be in Transnistria.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 14 December 2020 11: 45
        +1
        Quote: Pereira
        Only its beginning will be in Transnistria.

        Well, you can't do without the Sumerians
  7. Selevc
    Selevc 14 December 2020 13: 45
    -2
    Quote: Mykhalych
    Zhirinovsky's words - to wash boots in the Indian Ocean come true ..

    Oh how !!! Russia is big and nowhere to wash your boots !!! I propose to carry the boots to the Indian Ocean with whole steamers and wash them there !!!
    The Russian naval base in Sudan should be called the State Point for Washing Strategic Boots !!!
  • Guards turn
    Guards turn 14 December 2020 07: 16
    +6
    The agreement on the establishment of the military facility has been published on the legal information website. According to the document, the personnel will have diplomatic immunity; up to four ships can be there simultaneously.
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 December 2020 07: 19
    -3
    When the base appears then and sing ohayu, and now the Yankees will change the power in Sudan through a coup, and forget about the military base forever!
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 14 December 2020 07: 27
      +8
      In Belarus, they did not change, maybe they will break off in Sudan. Or maybe we will replace someone in South Sudan ... we chose Trump wassat tongue bully
    2. kit88
      kit88 14 December 2020 08: 38
      +14
      They say the hegemon went wrong today.
      He became old, lazy. He doesn't have time to follow everything.
      The old man sat in the chair, Kim sent him far and for a long time, the Sultan muddies the waters, and Comrade Xi does not notice it at all.
    3. cniza
      cniza 14 December 2020 08: 52
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      When the base appears then and sing ohayu, and now the Yankees will change the power in Sudan through a coup, and forget about the military base forever!


      Of course they can, but you need to competently sign the contract and then the change will not change anything ...
  • prior
    prior 14 December 2020 07: 27
    -7
    A base abroad is like making engines for the Ukrainian Navy.
    In case of conflict, it is useless.
    All the foreign bases of the USSR overnight became a waste of money.
    Why do you think it will be different now?
    1. Kart
      Kart 14 December 2020 08: 18
      +4
      Quote: prior
      All the foreign bases of the USSR overnight became a waste of money.
      Why do you think it will be different now?

      Because Russia is not the USSR, and Putin is not Gorbachev.
      1. prior
        prior 14 December 2020 08: 23
        -4
        Youth is great, but it passes so quickly ...
        Does the construction of the SP-2 really teach you nothing?
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 14 December 2020 08: 30
      +5
      A base abroad is like making engines for the Ukrainian Navy.
      In case of conflict, it is useless.

      Not quite so, of course, but somewhere close. It (base), if used correctly, will also work. Just one time. For the Americans, Okinawa is exactly the same.
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 December 2020 07: 56
    +3
    And from this, the conclusion is that it is necessary to rapidly develop Russian shipbuilding, both combat ships and civilian cargo ships.
  • cniza
    cniza 14 December 2020 08: 49
    +5
    The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calls the decision to create a logistics center for the Russian Navy in Sudan as having strategic importance and "an active application of Putin to strengthen the position of the Russian Federation in Africa."


    I hope we won't close it ...
  • A_Lex
    A_Lex 14 December 2020 15: 42
    0
    This is not the first time I have noticed triumphant exclamations after laudatory materials about Russian reality appear in the Western press. "Opinion from there" is thus perceived almost as a decision of the highest court. Once they are praised, then everything is on the case.

    I don’t understand how you can seriously react to this, and here’s why.

    1. Where is the guarantee that the assessment of the actions of the Russian Federation by the West is true and not a lie? Why should the words from there be taken as truth? After all, at least the entire 20th century is one large and large-scale example of purposeful Western lies, especially in the second half of the 20th century.

    2. Where is the guarantee that the materials in the Western press, especially in publications of, say, not the first magnitude and authority, this is precisely the Western view, and not, say, custom-made jeans posted in local publications, which they want to sell to the local population under the guise of "authoritative Western opinion "? Like - if you do not believe us, here is the final opinion from them, and the opinion from them is valuable because it is supposedly absolutely sincere.

    Two simple questions to which there is no single answer.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 21: 10
      +1
      Quote: A_Lex
      Where is the guarantee that the materials in the Western press, especially in publications of, say, not the first magnitude and authority, this is precisely the Western view, and not, say, custom-made jeans posted in the local publications, which they want to sell to the local population under the guise of "authoritative Western opinion "? Like - if you do not believe us, here is the final opinion from them, and the opinion from them is valuable because it is supposedly absolutely sincere.

      Don't you want to say that this is nothing more than the intrigues of Western ill-wishers entrenched in our country, with the goal of discrediting their inappropriate authoritative publications? angry
      Quote: A_Lex
      1. Where is the guarantee that the assessment of the actions of the Russian Federation by the West is true and not a lie?
      So the fact of the matter is that there are no guarantees and everything that comes from there is to a greater extent an outright lie. Well, the fact that we in Sudan decided to put up our MTO base is no longer a secret.
  • Just Arkady
    Just Arkady 14 December 2020 16: 35
    -2
    Oh Lord, we still lacked Africa for complete "happiness". Where they go, they can't put things in order in Russia.
  • Vdi73
    Vdi73 15 December 2020 08: 58
    +2
    We have few bases, they profiled at one time, well, at least somehow they began to move, just in general it would be great to come to an agreement with Cuba and create bases there for the VCS and the Navy, or just the Caribbean Fleet.