A Russian submarine will arrive in Havana next week

A Russian submarine will arrive in Havana next week

HAVANA, June 6 The Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces confirmed what was confirmed on Wednesday in Washington: a Russian naval detachment will arrive in Havanaon Wednesday of next week and will remain in its waters until the 17th of this month.

The detachment sent by the Kremlin, which according to US sources will continue its route to Venezuela, is made up of three ships and a nuclear-powered submarine. These are the frigate Gorshkov, the oil tanker Pashin, and the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker, as well as the Kazan submarine.

“This visit corresponds to the historical friendly relations between Cuba and the Russian Federation and strictly adheres to the international regulations to which Cuba is a State Party,” the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in its statement, which added that not even the Kazan submarine Not even the ships carry nuclear weapons.

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“It is a historical practice of the revolutionary Government with nations that maintain relations of friendship and collaboration,” says the Foreign Ministry. Both Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are Vladimir Putin’s great allies in the Americas, where they also have an important propaganda and ideological apparatus.

The Havana government thus distances itself from the “military exercises” in the Caribbean Sea, with stops in ports in Venezuela and Cuba, as anticipated by the United States.

AFTER PUTIN’S WARNING

The confirmation of the arrival of the Russian naval detachment to the Caribbean comes hours after Vladimir Putin warned the West that he would respond “asymmetrically” to the supply of high-precision ammunition to Ukraine.

“Why don’t we have the right to send weapons of the same type to regions of the world where sensitive installations of countries that act against Russia will be attacked?” the Russian president threatened.

“The Russian flotilla does not represent any military threat to the United States, but it is part of Putin’s reaction to make credible his threats to use nuclear weapons or weapons capable of reaching Western territory,” Juan Antonio Blanco, president of the laboratory of ideas Cuba 21st century.

Another very different situation, according to the analyst, is the presence of Russian ships facing the interior of Cuba and Venezuela, which is holding presidential elections on July 28 with Nicolás Maduro far behind the opposition candidate, diplomat Edmundo González Urrutia.

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