Report: Russia Deploys Strategic Nuclear Missiles to Cuba
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August 2nd, 2012
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Having had enough of the US missile shield expansion in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly deployed strategic nuclear missiles to Cuba and intends to restore the country’s cold-war military bases on the island.
In October 2001, President Vladimir Putin announced that the Lourdes radio-electronic center on the island had been shut down as a âgiftâ to President George W. Bush on the basis of promises given by Bush that the U.S. missile defense system would never be deployed in Eastern Europe.
However, with the missile defense system under the auspices of NATOÂ now reaching âinterim operational capabilityâÂ in Europe at the end of May, that promise has been shattered.
âThe Russian Federation has fulfilled all terms of the agreement. And even more. I shut down not only the Cuban Lourdes but also Kamran in Vietnam. I shut them down because I gave my word of honor. I, like a man, has kept my word. What have the Americans done? The Americans are not responsible for their own words. It is no secret that in recent years, the U.S. created a buffer zone around Russia, involving in this process not only the countries of Central Europe, but also the Baltic states, Ukraine and the Caucasus. The only response to this could be an asymmetric expansion of the Russian military presence abroad, particularly in Cuba,â the report quotes Putin as saying.
âWith the full consent of the Cuban leadership, on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles âOakâ on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable way, now let them deal with this,â added Putin.
Though the Russians are clearly demonstrating their willingness to maintain aÂ presenceÂ less than a hundred miles of the US coast, officials in the Obama administration are downplaying the move:
For example, the Pentagon spokesman George Little said that Russia had the right to enter into military agreements and relationships with other countries, as does the United States, according to France Press Agency. The reason is simple: American analysts believe that Russia now cannot afford to create its own military bases.
The Americans talk about Russia’s lack of influence, money and the actual fleet. Western media quoted an “independent expert on the defense” in Moscow Paul Fengelgauer. He said that Russia does not have the necessary naval resources to provide constant presence outside its territorial waters, as it has only 30 major warships that serve five fleets. Therefore, the possibility of placing an additional station does not mean the expansion of sea power in Russia. This is largely an objective assessment. But since the crisis in the West in 2008, Russia began to recover part of its navy.
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