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Russian War Fleet’s Arrival in Cuba Not a Direct Threat, Says U.S. Defense Department

The U.S. Department of Defense has addressed the arrival of a Russian war fleet in Cuba, stating that it does not pose a direct threat to the United States. Lieutenant Colonel Devin Robinson, the department’s spokesperson, explained in an email to América TeVé that the Pentagon is not surprised by the visit to Havana from June 12 to June 17 by yet another Russian naval detachment, given the historical pattern of stops at Cuban ports.

The officer added that these visits are part of routine Russian military exercises, which have intensified due to U.S. support for Ukraine and the exercise activities in support of NATO allies. According to Robinson, the Department of Defense anticipates increased Russian naval and aerial activity near the U.S. this summer, culminating in a global naval exercise in the fall.

It is likely that Russia will temporarily send warships to the Caribbean region, with stops in Cuban ports and possibly in Venezuela, and there may also be aircraft deployments in the area. This week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) of Cuba announced the “official visit” of several Russian Navy vessels, including a nuclear-powered submarine.

Read the rest of the story at Cuba Headlines.

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