Russia constructs an electronic intelligence-gathering center in Nicaragua, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Thursday.
According to the newspaper, this measure was taken by Moscow with the purpose to increase its military and intelligence activities in the area close to the USA.
However, no detail on location and terms of the construction was provided. The paper claims that the center is possibly disguised as a GLONASS satellite navigation tracking station, which is the Russian version of GPS system.
Meanwhile, the source in the Foreign Ministry of Russia claims that this information isn’t consistent with the reality, Interfax reports.
“As for such publications, it’s hard to comment unscientific fantastic fiction”, - said the official, - “Indeed Russia is developing cooperation on GLONASS system with a number of Latin American states basing on absolutely open and transparent agreements”.