صدى البلد البلد سبورت قناة صدى البلد صدى البلد جامعات صدى البلد عقارات
Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Russia Sends Warships, Nuclear Submarines to Cuba


Fri 07 Jun 2024 | 03:37 PM
Israa Farhan

The Cuban Foreign Ministry announced in a press statement that three Russian warships and a nuclear-powered submarine are set to arrive in Havana next week.

Cuba maintains that there is no threat to the region. The Russian warships will sail to Havana.

The ships are expected to arrive near the Caribbean island next week, as announced by the Cuban Foreign Ministry in a statement carried by Reuters and the Associated Press on Thursday, June 6.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry stated, "This visit is part of the historical friendly relations between Cuba and the Russian Federation. Cuba strictly adheres to the international rules in which it is a party."

The source further emphasized, "None of these ships carry nuclear weapons."

It added, "Therefore, their stopover in our country poses no threat to the region."

This announcement comes at a time when US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity this week, said that Russia is preparing to conduct military exercises in the Caribbean Sea this summer.

The announcement of the warships' arrival in Cuba also comes less than 48 hours after Vladimir Putin warned the West.

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened on Wednesday to deliver weapons to third countries that could strike Western interests if the West allowed Ukraine to strike Russia with its long-range missiles.

The Russian president also confirmed that his country has no imperial ambitions and does not plan to attack NATO, more than two years after the start of the attack on Ukraine.