Russian warships arrive at Havana harbor for routine military exercise

by ian

Russian warships entered the Havana harbor yesterday for a routine military exercise training.

A nuclear submarine and a frigate carrying long-range missiles made it to Cuba after conducting “high-precision missile weapons” training in the Atlantic. The US closely monitored their actions.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense said in a statement, “We are expecting that Russia will temporarily send combat naval vessels to the Caribbean region and these ships will likely conduct port calls in Cuba and possibly Venezuela.” They added that Russia may also deploy aircraft to the region as part of their training, but they would pose “no direct threat to the US.”

Nevertheless, Russia is without a doubt flexing its military prowess as tension over Ukraine grows. But, as indicated in the video above, there also may be another reason for Cuba’s increased friendship with the former Soviet Union.