Russia is considering plans to re-launch military bases at Cuba and Vietnam, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Nikolay Pankov said on October 7, RIA reported.
Pankov did not provide detailes about the plans but noted that the Russian military is re-assessing the decisions made in the past to shut down the bases there.
The USSR and then Russia had had military bases in Cuba and Vietnam until 2002:
- The Russian Navy was stationed in Cam Rahn, Vietnam;
- The Russian radio-electronic intelligence center was in Lourdes, Cuba.