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Russia Approved $43 Million Loan To Cuba For Defense Industry Development

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Russia Approved $43 Million Loan To Cuba For Defense Industry Development

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Russia approved the lending of 38 million euro ($43 million) to Cuba for the development of Havana’s defense industry, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev said on February 6th.

“The loan agreement has been signed and domestic procedures have already passed from the Russian side. In general, our intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation with Cuba has been in operation since 2006, we previously supplied a considerable amount of weapons and military equipment to the country, including military technical assistance. They operate airplanes, armored vehicles, artillery systems, air defense systems, and marine equipment produced in Russia. Now interaction is realized within the framework of the program of the so-called technological cooperation. It involves primarily projects for the development of the Cuban defense sector. Such cooperation is strategic, giving Cuba the opportunity to develop its military-industrial complex in the long-term. And this state loan will go precisely to the development of technological cooperation and the provision of technical assistance to the Cuban side,” Shugaev said.

Thus, reports of Caribbean Crisis 2.0 may start soon in MSM.

The decision was most likely finalized during a visit by a Russian delegation to Cuba on January 31st.

“Deputy Yuri Afonin, Vice President of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (PCFR) and First Vice President of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Territorial Relations of the State Duma, was received today at the institutional headquarters of the National Assembly of People’s Power, in the Capitol of Havana.”

“Both parties valued the magnificent relations between Russia and Cuba, the importance of holding a meeting between the two parliaments, and the policy of the United States towards the world, Latin America in general and Venezuela.”

Earlier, in November 2018, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia values its cooperation with Cuba highly, especially on international matters and regarding sanctions.

“We highly appreciate the allied cooperation between Russia and Cuba in the international arena. We stand in solidarity on key points on the global agenda. The Cuban side understands us in countering pressure from undocumented, unprincipled sanctions,” Shoigu said.

He stressed that “mutual support is especially important in conditions when indiscreet attempts by individual states are being made to redraw the international legal foundations according to their own patterns.”

“When a policy is pursued aimed at removing unwanted governments in Venezuela, Nicaragua and other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Shoigu.

Right now, the US continues accusing Cuba that it is using its influence in Venezuela to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who the US strongly opposes.

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Jesus

Cuba can become a Russian proxie/ally in central and South America, reinforcing the Venezuelan government or any other governments that US thinks about overthrowing, therefore Cuba has to be self sufficient in the production of armaments and development of Kalibr type platforms ( with Russian blessings), to offset any US naval presence in the Western Hemisphere

vladput

Russia has no money to run its radar station in cuba. finish with dreaming. IF one country breaks the american hegemony, it will be china, not russia. russia will be the minister of china.

AM Hants

LOL, the creditor nation, in control of it’s natural resources, with minimal debt and healthy gold and currency reserves.

Will be lovely to see them get their old Cuban military base up and running. Especially when you see how the world’s largest, debtor nation, with over $21 trillion debt, places their military bases.

vladput

i understood each your sentence. but i do not know, what want you to tell me.

AM Hants

Would not expect you to. Just carry on spinning the soundbites and work through the script of the day, whilst the world moves on.

vladput

the world moved on, and left russia behind.

AM Hants

So last century. You really should keep up.

vladput

ypu are sleeping, boy! 2 years ago russia was the 10th strongest economy. last year only the 12th. this is the fact, tomcat!

AM Hants

Thought they were NUMBER 5.

Russia To Overtake Germany As World’s Fifth-Largest Economy
February 5, 2019 by Edward Morgan… https://prepareforchange.net/2019/02/05/russia-to-overtake-germany-as-worlds-fifth-largest-economy/

Number 1 GM free exporter, with such a demand for their grain.

Miaow.

Kelli Hernandez

The world moved on and left the US BEHIND. Fixed it for you.

AM Hants

In your dreams. Left $US behind, more like.

RichardD

– Russian MoD pondering re-launch of military bases in Cuba and Vietnam –
https://www.rt.com/news/361886-russia-bases-cuba-vietnam/

AM Hants

Seriously hope they go for it, as not just Russia who would benefit.

RichardD

I have mixed feelings about the proliferation of foreign bases. They’re expensive and have been abused by some governments. The overall strategy of the Russian government to get itself in 1 generation to the point where it can challenge the US has been very successful. And it all costs money. The Russians have spent theirs wisely on better equipment rather than a vast global footprint which drains money that can be spent on better equipment.

AM Hants

Can understand why Russia would not wish to set up bases here, there and everywhere, not just owing to cost, maintenance etc, etc, etc. However, do believe owing to the encirclement of Russia, by, NATO and the US, for them to re-open their base, over in Cuba, should seriously be considered. Once the US realises they will also have First Strike, Defence Missile Systems on their borders, then they might start to react rationally. Big might and no doubt I am stupid for believing in miracles.

RichardD

I don’t think that there’s a shortage of Russian military and intel in Cuba without a formal base. And the Russian navy there can bring in anything on a ship borne platform at a fraction of the cost of maintaining a base. The Russians also have the option of installing anything that they’d need at a Cuban base, also for the fraction of the cost of maintaining their own base. And I’m sure that the Cubans would be happy to accommodate them. Just like the Venezuelans would.

RichardD

Kalibr cruise missiles have a range of up to over 1,500 miles, and there is export versions of them. Put them in places like Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia and draw radius’ from those locations and see what type of regional coverage that you get.

AM Hants

Still would like to see Russia re-open her base in Cuba.

RichardD

What would it accomplish?

AM Hants

I cannot be bothered to argue with you. You have your views, I have mine. Why is the US so desperate to encircle Russia? What was accomplished during the Cuba Missile Crisis in the 60s, besides rational thinking prevailing?

AM Hants

This article fits in with your comment.

ALEKSANDR ZHILIN: UKRAINE WILL BECOME THE TARGET OF A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE IF AMERICAN MISSILES ARE DEPLOYED ON ITS TERRITORY

‘…I think that Russia has enough arguments so that it is possible to resolve these issues. We have Ukraine near by, they have Cuba. They can place attack systems in Ukraine, and we have undetectable nuclear submarines and nuclear drones.

But we are already on the verge of such arguments – it is necessary to somehow reach common sense, because the situation is indeed very bad. That fragile balance of forces that there was already practically doesn’t exist anymore, and worldwide security has been nullified…”

https://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-zhilin-ukraine-will-become-the-target-of-a-pre-emptive-strike-if-american-missiles-are-deployed-on-its-territory/

vladput

The commies in Havanna should work on their economy! In Cuba the people starve.

Kelli Hernandez

They aren’t starving. And like Venzeuela they would only starve by US economic TERRORISM. But RUSSIA will not allow it .It isn’t about socialism or communism, it’s
About ZIONISM & IMPERIALISM. THE US NEEDS TO FALL

vladput

then go there. i was in cuba in december

AM Hants

S-400 in Cuba, with a nice Russian military base, would be perfect.

vladput

s-400 for what?

AM Hants

Darling go back to the nursery and play with those more suited to your needs. Think you might find them over on CNN comments boards.

vladput

darling is your asshole for your point finger.

AM Hants

Like I said, you seriously need to go back and play in the nursery. They might even change your diaper.

Kelli Hernandez

Against Zionazi Bolton regime change.
Cuba is part of Bolton’s Troika of EVIL..

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