First look at the interaction between Russia and Cuba. On the 2nd day, Russian President Putin met with visiting President Dias Carnell of the Cuban State Council and Chairman of the Council of Ministers. The two sides exchanged views on deepening bilateral strategic partnership in various fields and current international and regional issues, and signed a joint statement on the common approach to international affairs.
The statement said that Russia and Cuba unanimously condemned the increasingly frequent use of unilateral coercive measures in international relations that violate international law and strongly opposed the use of such measures to cause changes in legitimate government, including economic blockades and acts that undermine the stability of the domestic situation in other countries. The leaders of the two sides resolutely opposed the Monroe Doctrine approach of the United States and interfered in the internal affairs of sovereign countries with the right to choose their own political, economic and social systems, determine their own development models and independent foreign policy.
In the joint statement, Russia urged the United States to lift its economic blockade against Cuba. Russia reiterates its continued support for the struggle of the Cuban people for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the economic, trade and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for nearly 60 years.
Russia and Cuba expressed deep regret and serious concern over the US plan to withdraw from the central guidance treaty. The statement pointed out that the decision of the United States had a very negative impact on the international security and arms control system. The leaders of the two countries also clearly supported initiatives to strengthen the integrity of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, to safeguard the unity and authority of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to strictly implement its provisions.
At the same time, the two sides also indicated that they would strengthen their anti-terrorism cooperation and reach consensus on deepening cooperation in combating transnational organized crime, including combating cybercrime, illicit drug production and trafficking, and addressing other modern challenges and threats.
[expansion] in 1962, the Soviet Union deployed missiles in Cuba aiming at the United States.
Cuba and the United States used to be old enemies, and the United States is still in the process of sanctions against Cuba. Cuba and Russia are close friends. The close relationship between the two countries can be traced back to the Soviet Union, when they jointly directed a Cuban Missile Crisis against the United States. In October 1962, the Soviet Union deployed missiles in Cuba, which was more than 140 kilometers away from the United States. These missiles carrying nuclear warheads can cover many cities in the United States. After the incident, President Kennedy ordered the US Navy to blockade Cubas waters. Then the United States and the Soviet Union came to a close and almost led to nuclear war. After the crisis lasted about two weeks, the two sides finally reached a compromise. The Soviet Union dismantled the missile base, while the United States lifted its blockade of Cuban waters and promised not to invade Cuba, thus avoiding the risk of a nuclear war.
Russian parliamentarians: if the United States retreats or restarts Cubas military base
In response to the threat of withdrawal from the Guidance Treaty by the United States Government, the military cooperation between Russia and Cuba has been closer. Before the visit of Dias Carnell, Chairman of the Cuban Council of State and Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Russian TV website quoted Russian parliamentarians today as saying that Russia might restart its military base in Cuba if the United States persisted.
The report quoted Vladimir Shamanov, chairman of the Russian National Duma Defense Commission, as saying that if the United States persisted in withdrawing from the China Guidance Treaty, Russia might restart its military base in Cuba. Shamanov said that at present, Russia is assessing the relevant situation, followed by specific proposals. The report also said that Shamanov had previously urged Russia and the United States to engage in dialogue to prevent the deterioration of the situation, otherwise it is likely to lead to a dangerous situation similar to the Cuban missile crisis.
Ukraine closes Black Sea airspace to test missiles
As Russia and Cuba approached, Ukraine, Russias neighbour, which had been close to the United States, suddenly took action.
Ukrainian Army No. 2 launched a variety of anti-aircraft missiles from its southern range in Helsson State over the Black Sea west of Crimea Peninsula. The Ukrainian Army Air Defense Force and Air Force Surface-to-Air Missile Force participated in the test firing. The missile systems used include S-300 air defense missile, Beech surface-to-air missile and Doyle air defense missile.
According to the Wu Tong news agency, the missile test will start at 1 and end on 4. During the daily missile test, the relevant airspace over the black sea will be set up by the Ukrainian military as a temporary no fly zone. It is noteworthy that the Helsson Prefecture of Ukraine for missile test is situated in the south of Ukraine, east of the Azov Sea, west of the Black Sea and central of Crimea, and its strategic position is important. The analysis shows that the Black Sea is regarded as Russias gateway, and Ukraines attempt to test-fire missiles in the direction of the Black Sea is very obvious. Source: CCTV network editor: Li Xi _NN2587
According to the Wu Tong news agency, the missile test will start at 1 and end on 4. During the daily missile test, the relevant airspace over the black sea will be set up by the Ukrainian military as a temporary no fly zone. It is noteworthy that the Helsson Prefecture of Ukraine for missile test is situated in the south of Ukraine, east of the Azov Sea, west of the Black Sea and central of Crimea, and its strategic position is important. The analysis shows that the Black Sea is regarded as Russias gateway, and Ukraines attempt to test-fire missiles in the direction of the Black Sea is very obvious.