Cuba shows interest in buying Belarusian missiles

Cuba shows interest in buying Belarusian missiles

HAVANA, Dec. 1  Representatives of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Cuba agreed on a military cooperation plan in a recent meeting in Havana, where the government of the Island showed interest in purchasing weapons, especially missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers.

Belarusian media highlighted Cuba’s idea of obtaining supplies of Belarusian weapons, including Polonez missile launchers.

The Ministry of Defense of that country itself confirmed the holding of negotiations between representatives of the armed forces of both nations with the aim of achieving a military cooperation project and a plan of bilateral events for 2024.

The military delegation, on the Belarusian side, was commanded by Colonel Valery Revenko, head of the Department of International Military Cooperation and assistant to the Minister of Defense of Belarus for International Military Cooperation, and on the Cuban side, by the chief of the General Staff of the Army, Major General Roberto Legrá Sotolongo.

Belarusian soldiers also visited a tank division and an air defense brigade of the Western Military District.

These long-range missiles that the Cuban government aspires to purchase were developed by the Belarusian Precision Electromechanics Plant, a specialized state defense company.

The Polonez, for its part, is designed for precision attacks against accumulations of military personnel and enemy armor, their control and command posts, ammunition depots, airfields, and other objectives, describes Sputnik magazine.