THEY both have a volatile relationship with Britain – and now Russia and Argentina look set to further cement their budding relationship.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin later today, where the pair are expected to sign a string of deals on trade, energy and military cooperation projects.
In particular, the Russian energy giant Gazprom is expected to agree a deal to make energy investments in the South American country with Argentine oil company YPF.
The meeting between Ms Kirchner and President Putin coincides with the marking of 130 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Previously, there have been unconfirmed reports that Russia is working on a deal to lease 12 long-range bombers to Argentina.
Although Defence Secretary Michael Fallon noted last month that that particular deal had not been confirmed, he added: “It is a very live threat.”
His comment came as the UK announced a £180 million plan to strengthen its military presence in the Falklands last month, believed to be partly in response to the rumours.
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