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Defence & Security News - Cuba / Russia

 
 
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:56 AM
 
Cuba and Russia will continue military collaboration in the future.

Russia has good military cooperation with Cuba and will continue expanding their military ties, Cuban official Prensa Latina news agency quoted a Russian general as saying here Friday, April 19, 2013.

     
Russia has good military cooperation with Cuba and will continue expanding their military ties, Cuban official Prensa Latina news agency quoted a Russian general as saying here Friday, April 19, 2013.
The Cuban army uses many Russian-made military equipment as the armoured personnel carrier BRDM-2 and the multiple launch rocket system BM-21.
     

The two countries have collaborated in various military fields such as cadre training, operational combat training and technical cooperation, said Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, who arrived in Havana on Thursday for a four-day working visit.

He was welcomed by his Cuban counterpart General Alvaro Lopez Miera on Friday and laid a wreath to Cuban pro-independence hero Antonio Maceo at the Cacahual Mausoleum outside Havana.

His agenda in Cuba covers touring important tank units and other military units, schools and institutions.

Russia and Cuba were close economic and political allies during the Cold War. But their relations diminished after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 till 2008, when Cuban leader Raul Castro began a very active policy of restoring the old links with Moscow, including mutual visits by the two countries' presidents.

 

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