The administration of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo signed a new cooperation agreement with the Russian Federation. On this occasion, a delegation from the regime, headed by Laureano Ortega, signed a memorandum of understanding on computer security between the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office of the Republic of Nicaragua (Telcor) and the National Center for the Coordination of Computer Incidents of Russia.
The objective of this cooperation agreement between Moscow and Managua, according to the official media, is to “detect, prevent and eliminate the consequences of computer attacks, as well as the response to computer incidents.”
The director of the National Center for the Coordination of Computer Incidents, Oleg Skryabinparticipated in the signing representing Russia, while the Ortega dictatorship appointed the general director of Telcor, Nahima Diaz–
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The signing of the memorandum between Russia and Nicaragua took place in the Russian capital, Moscow, yesterday, Thursday, May 25, within the framework of the «XI Meeting of High Representatives in Charge of Security Affairs».
The commission that remains in Moscow is made up of the son of the presidential couple, Laureano Ortega; the general director of the National Police, first commissioner Francisco Diaz; the finance minister, ivan acosta and the director of Telcor, Nahima Diaz; all four sanctioned by the United States.
The Ortega regime has signed several cooperation agreements with Russia, from support for the development of atomic energy in the country to customs assistance.
The relationship between Ortega and Russia
Moscow is a former ally of Managua that during the first Sandinista government (1979-1990) provided Soviet weapons to the Nicaraguan Armed Forces.
Nicaragua is one of the few countries, along with Venezuela and the small island states of Nauru and Tuvalu, that have joined Russia in recognizing the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and that has received senior Russian officials since the invasion of Ukraine.
Also, at the end of 2020 Nicaragua established a Consulate in Crimea, Ukrainian territory annexed to Russia, which caused the rejection of Ukraine.
The Ortega regime has declared to be a faithful ally of the government of Vladimir Putin, and in recent years it has strengthened its relationship with the Russian federation.