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Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia is not going to open a military base in Cuba, and is considering the possibility of creating a maintenance aviation center

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After several meetings between representatives of the Cuban government and the leaders of the Russian Ministry of Defense, materials began to appear in which it was reported that Moscow and Havana may agree on the deployment of a Russian military base on Liberty Island. These publications commented on in the Russian Foreign Ministry. The text of the statement by the head of the Department of Latin America, Alexander Schetinin leads RIA News:


We have no plans to open military bases in Cuba. We never talked about this. With Cuba, our relations are completely different. Issues of the combat capability of the Cuban armed forces are a completely different aspect, but it has absolutely no reason to say that we are going to create something there.


At the same time, the government of the Russian Federation reports that Russian repair can begin its work in Cuba aviation Centre. According to Shchetinin, the center can carry out repair of Russian-made helicopters, a considerable number of which are operated in Latin America, including Cuba.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia is not going to open a military base in Cuba, and is considering the possibility of creating a maintenance aviation center


In addition, the Russian diplomat didn’t rule out that in the near future Washington will have to consider the issue of returning Guantanamo’s territory (there is currently an American base and special prison) to the Cuban state.

Alexander Schetinin:
Of course, the Cuban government has every reason to politically raise the issue of returning the territory of Guantanamo to the Republic of Cuba. This is a requirement that is expressed as one of the components of the process of normalizing relations between the two countries - the United States and Cuba. Of course, this process is difficult from a legal point of view, there are a number of legal elements that continue to operate. In this case, the Cuban colleagues, I am sure, will act competently to ensure that this act historical justice, the return of Guantanamo under the national jurisdiction of Cuba, was committed. This is absolutely logical in the current context of the development of the situation.
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  1. anEkeName
    anEkeName 26 October 2015 13: 08 New
    +27
    Let the base be called the center. For growth. wink
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 26 October 2015 13: 17 New
      +22
      Russia is not going to open a military base in Cuba

      I like this statement of our Foreign Ministry ...))))
      Something conceived again! There will again be some kind of surprise ... bullyFor example a warehouse of containers of different ..
      1. Baikonur
        Baikonur 26 October 2015 13: 24 New
        +16
        Better Library! Or the Center for assistance and research of migratory birds! And even its form and the name "Research Forces" laughing
        1. Throw
          Throw 26 October 2015 14: 54 New
          +5
          Let the base be called the center.

          "What's in a name..."

          We have the same as "after assembly to process with a file" - one horseradish base will work wassat

          Yes, and another radar repair center is needed wink
        2. Peterhof 73
          Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 05 New
          +7
          Quote: Baikonur
          Better Library! Or the Center for assistance and research of migratory birds! And even its form and the name "Research Forces" laughing


          For example, so: "Center for the study of migration of Siberian Cranes."
          Well done our. They know how to put dust in their eyes.
          "We do not have an aircraft carrier but an aircraft carrier cruiser." (Bam and the Bosphorus Strait is open to Kuznetsov)
          “We do not have a naval base but an MTO point in Syria” (Batz and we are already recovering 5 squadrons in the Mediterranean).
          "We do not have a tank factory but Uralvagonzavod" (Batz and Armata)
          Yes, such examples are heaps. From names, the essence of things does not change. Base in Cuba is likely to be.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 26 October 2015 18: 04 New
            +1
            You have to understand that for now this is still not the base, but what is “movement” is already good

            So far, it’s not the time to directly challenge the “masters of the world” - and the base in Cuba is already a “glove in the face”

            And it seems that this glove is no longer abandoned by us (sadly, fact), but China, which is uniquely growing as the main geopolitical opponent of the United States in the 21st century

            Therefore, China is building a canal in Nicaragua - a competitor to the Panama. Therefore, then all 9 countries of the Bolivarian Revolution - all customers, primarily not Russia but China
            And there is a chance that a full-fledged military base under "side by side with the amers" will be put all the same by China and not by us

            Moreover, I strongly suspect that Russian US opposition in Ukraine and Syria has been agreed and approved by China

            To play a more independent role, we (we are Eurasia - Russia Kazakhstan Belarus Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Armenia and even Mongolia, etc.) must urgently unite in a strong and united military economic union - based on our 3 republics and the EAEU with the CSTO
      2. Bombowoz
        Bombowoz 26 October 2015 15: 22 New
        +1
        Are you talking about Club-K?
    2. Vend
      Vend 26 October 2015 13: 20 New
      -6
      The Cubans and the warriors themselves, what to look for, why do we need a base there. If the ports are open, why build a base.
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 26 October 2015 13: 36 New
        +14
        Quote: Wend
        The Cubans and the warriors themselves, what to look for, why do we need a base there. If the ports are open, why build a base.

        The air base in Cuba is a powerful club, constantly brought over the adversary directly from his "backyard". In addition, it is practically the control of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, where our strategic submarine cruisers with nuclear weapons on board serve. They need air cover.
        Think for yourself, can you go for a walk in our Black Sea? BUT? And that means we NEED to have a base near their shores. This is required by the concept of parity. Otherwise, our partners may experience a sense of impunity and permissiveness. request
        1. kepmor
          kepmor 26 October 2015 14: 10 New
          +2
          Read the text carefully, there’s no talk about any airbase!
          A repair center will be created to service only the helicopters of our production. The repair center and the air base are completely different things.
          I repeat, but we lost a club in 2002 - we closed the Lourdes intelligence center ...
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk 26 October 2015 14: 41 New
            +3
            Quote: kepmor
            Read the text carefully, there’s no talk about any airbase!

            Certainly!
            Quote: kepmor
            A repair center will be created to service only the helicopters of our production. The repair center and the air base are completely different things.

            Of course. And if all of a sudden, during a seasonal exacerbation of international confinement, the territory of the repair center accidentally (well, the GPS navigator has broken!) Flies several strategic missile-carrying helicopters with nuclear weapons on board (And why is the Tu-160 not a helicopter? normal helicopter laughing ), then the repair center will certainly repair them! laughing
            It is clear that all this is a joke. However, there is a joke in every joke, and the rest is true :)
            1. Throw
              Throw 26 October 2015 15: 09 New
              +3
              If only the bear clings to the bear .. wink

              Have Cubans bought helicopters? Bought. Fix it.

              They will still buy dryers - well, how can we not help here, and we will repair them.

              Do you need to transport spare parts with transports? - We’ll fix the airfield, we’ll adjust the radar ..

              All this economy needs to be protected from the frenzied military of Honduras and Guadeloupe ballistic missiles? Need to!

              So quite a normal aircraft repair factory is looming .. bully
              1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
                Andrei from Chelyabinsk 26 October 2015 19: 27 New
                +1
                Look at the root, dear Lance! hi
                Quote: Lance
                Does the economy need to be protected from the frenzied military of Honduras and Guadeloupe ballistic missiles?

                And if you recall that somewhere there, in the depths of dark waters, the inhabitants of the sunken Atlantis hatched their hostile and absolutely anti-Cuban plans, then it would not hurt to forget about the shipyard ... to repair Cuban patrol boats! laughing
                1. Throw
                  Throw 28 October 2015 15: 50 New
                  0
                  Right! Cuban patrol ships of the 11661 and 21631 projects! bully
        2. Vend
          Vend 26 October 2015 14: 11 New
          -1
          Quote: GSH-18
          Quote: Wend
          The Cubans and the warriors themselves, what to look for, why do we need a base there. If the ports are open, why build a base.

          The air base in Cuba is a powerful club, constantly brought over the adversary directly from his "backyard". In addition, it is practically the control of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, where our strategic submarine cruisers with nuclear weapons on board serve. They need air cover.
          Think for yourself, can you go for a walk in our Black Sea? BUT? And that means we NEED to have a base near their shores. This is required by the concept of parity. Otherwise, our partners may experience a sense of impunity and permissiveness. request

          A club, as you put it, is entered in the Far East. And she is no worse. The base is not needed. Enough open ports where our ships can always go. Cuba does not refuse us this. As our ships sailed, they will sail.
        3. pilot8878
          pilot8878 26 October 2015 14: 15 New
          +8
          Quote: GSH-18
          the base in Cuba is a powerful club, constantly brought over the adversary directly from his "backyard".

          I would say that this is a foot brought in for a weighty pendell, which the staff members cannot dodge, like * do not wag.
    3. GSH-18
      GSH-18 26 October 2015 13: 28 New
      +6
      Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia is not going to open a military base in Cuba, and is considering the possibility of creating a maintenance aviation center

      Well done our! wink We learned how to present such things in the right light! good
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 26 October 2015 13: 34 New
        +12
        Gentlemen, comrades, do not reveal military secrets, it is said about the plant for the repair of peaceful Russian helicopters, which means the plant. fellow
        1. Peterhof 73
          Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 10 New
          0
          Quote: vovanpain
          Gentlemen, comrades, do not reveal military secrets, it is said about the plant for the repair of peaceful Russian helicopters, which means the plant. fellow


          Well yes. Maaalenky such a "factory". But if something starts not childish.
    4. Tor5
      Tor5 26 October 2015 14: 10 New
      +2
      What's on the forehead, what's on the forehead, base, center, internal content is important.
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    6. Rom14
      Rom14 26 October 2015 14: 56 New
      +1
      .. excellent move., for the anti-missile defense vrazhin from Iran we have MTM ...
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    8. INVESTOR
      INVESTOR 26 October 2015 18: 21 New
      0
      A little chicken pecking.
  2. vorobey
    vorobey 26 October 2015 13: 08 New
    +13
    In Syria, too, the MTO point was only ... repeat
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 26 October 2015 13: 38 New
      0
      Cuba already has a Russian intelligence center in Lourdes. According to official figures, it is not functioning yet, but it's a pity.
  3. biolant
    biolant 26 October 2015 13: 09 New
    +3
    Tartus was also the first WTC center. What next...))))
  4. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 26 October 2015 13: 09 New
    +3
    Russia is not going to open a military base in Cuba, but is considering the possibility of creating a repair aviation center
    Now THIS IS SO called. wassat
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 26 October 2015 13: 10 New
    +3
    Repair center ..... hmm, good cover laughing
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 26 October 2015 13: 10 New
    +3
    In addition, the Russian diplomat didn’t rule out that in the near future Washington will have to consider the issue of returning Guantanamo’s territory (there is currently an American base and special prison) to the Cuban state.

    We should attach this repair base closer to GUANTANAMO, as they say, you can combine business with pleasure.
    1. FID
      FID 26 October 2015 13: 20 New
      +4
      Quote: The same Lech
      It would be necessary to attach this repair base closer to GUANTANAMO

      Most likely, I do not say, but most likely this center will be in San Antonio de los Banos. It is south of Havana, almost in the center of Cuba.
      1. Peterhof 73
        Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 15 New
        0
        Quote: SSI
        Quote: The same Lech
        It would be necessary to attach this repair base closer to GUANTANAMO

        Most likely, I do not say, but most likely this center will be in San Antonio de los Banos. It is south of Havana, almost in the center of Cuba.


        In general, I propose on the outskirts of Los Angeles to arrange some kind of branch of the Izhevsk plant for the repair of automatic rifles (AK-47) as they call our AK. And what, in the hands of amers millions of "Kalash", and where to repair them? The mess. Well, then .......
  7. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 26 October 2015 13: 11 New
    +2
    And to promise why we will not open, we will show the future, we can open it, if necessary.
  8. Comrade Bender
    Comrade Bender 26 October 2015 13: 11 New
    +2
    Yes, let it be called as you like, if only for the benefit of our country.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 26 October 2015 13: 15 New
      +6
      Russian repair aircraft center may begin work in Cuba
      TU-160 will fly there for maintenance. wink
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 26 October 2015 14: 56 New
        +2
        TU-160 will fly there
        Yeah, pneumatics pump up. wink
      2. Peterhof 73
        Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: Kil 31
        Russian repair aircraft center may begin work in Cuba
        TU-160 will fly there for maintenance. wink


        Well yes. Every autumn they will fly away to the warm regions for the winter. They are the "swans."
  9. roskot
    roskot 26 October 2015 13: 13 New
    +5
    As long as our center is in Cuba, we will keep the United States by the balls.
    1. kepmor
      kepmor 26 October 2015 13: 31 New
      +4
      What are you going to keep the USA for eggs, rostok? Repair teams or what?
      Yes, we “kept the cat-mattress by the balls” until 2002, when our KING closed our intelligence center in Lourdes (a suburb of Havana)! B..d, you see, there was not enough money for the maintenance, p .... c complete! Read about this radar and you will understand what Russia has lost! That's where the pure betrayal!
      I sat in the captains, it's time to walk around like an old man ...
  10. Berthan
    Berthan 26 October 2015 13: 15 New
    +2
    And what? It sounds to the extreme politically correct. You can also add a “patient” to the gate ...
  11. sl22277
    sl22277 26 October 2015 13: 18 New
    +2
    The best guarantee is the removal of US sanctions from this country. It is enough that Russian ships are there. "Caliber" will find its goals, if necessary .... Unlike Ukraine, they did not sell, they did not betray. "We have many interesting promising projects in the energy sector, engineering, space, in each of these areas we can achieve serious results," - noted the Russian president.
  12. egor1712
    egor1712 26 October 2015 13: 18 New
    +4
    Cuba must not be lost and always kept in sight. Let the repair center or something else be called, but Russia should be in the underbelly of the United States.
  13. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 26 October 2015 13: 21 New
    +3
    let the mattresses not get scared ahead of time - we’ll open a tire fitting in Cuba ... to clean this and that :)
  14. Maksus
    Maksus 26 October 2015 13: 21 New
    +3
    I like the fact that our diplomats have finally become very diplomatic - everything is very streamlined in formulations, but you will not quarrel. Just think, there will be 100 planes and a couple of airborne battalions in Cuba - so repair, sir, gentlemen Americans!
  15. Sorokin
    Sorokin 26 October 2015 13: 22 New
    0
    Soyuz 500 seems to be returning. Who knows will understand (about those compatriots wearing FAR tattoos). And what to call anyway
  16. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 26 October 2015 13: 23 New
    0
    Quote: anEkeName
    Let the base be called the center. For growth. wink


    "... aircraft repair base ...". Why not call it that? There will be "repaired" products from there in the direction of the United States flying, after refueling. G. Zhukovsky we have - the platform "Rest", a flamethrower "Pinocchio", a self-propelled gun "Acacia". And to take away the prison and not close it, to send it to Siberia - war criminals are completely walking around to the north.
  17. Belousov
    Belousov 26 October 2015 13: 40 New
    +2
    It’s empty, they’ll open at least something there. And then in that region we are only losing ground.
  18. inpu
    inpu 26 October 2015 13: 50 New
    +6
    Well and drive there the squadron of the VKS for "repair".
  19. Das Boot
    Das Boot 26 October 2015 14: 22 New
    +2
    The amazing stubbornness of basophrenics. Even in an article that refutes rumors about the mythical "our bases in Cuba", they manage to read something of their own between the lines. Some blessed ones.
  20. raid14
    raid14 26 October 2015 14: 23 New
    +3
    And not only that: Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that our country plans to deploy GLONASS signal calibration centers in Cuba.
    "This is important for us. You know that the United States of America does not want to deploy GLONASS stations on its territory, and Cuba does not mind," Rogozin said.
    “Cubans are people with whom you can deal even in such large projects,” Dmitry Rogozin summed up at the end of the signing ceremony.
    Russia allocates two state loans to Cuba. One - for one hundred million dollars to finance the modernization and expansion of the metallurgical plant "Antillana de Acero named after Jose Marti." A second of one billion two hundred million euros will go to finance the construction of four units of thermal power plants in Cuba.
    October 22 signed an agreement in the field of pharmaceuticals. Cuba has one advanced and highly effective diabetes control drug. It is already certified in the Russian Federation and is used specifically in some clinics.
    In addition, KamAZ comes to Cuba. It is planned to supply up to a thousand trucks. The previously delivered Soviet trucks will also be repaired. Our experts will be engaged in the Cuban bus fleet. And in early November, several delegations from Russia will come to Cuba and hold talks on the creation of a helicopter center for the repair of equipment
    http://www.rg.ru/2015/10/22/kuba-site-anons.html
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 26 October 2015 14: 48 New
      0
      Quote: raid14
      And not only that: .... to place GLONASS signal calibration centers in Cuba .... two state loans ... the construction of four TPP units ... in the pharmaceutical field ... KamAZ comes to Cuba ... Our experts will Cuban bus fleet.

      Yes, it’s all pleasing ... But what about the base?
  21. Bort radist
    Bort radist 26 October 2015 14: 25 New
    +3
    Quote: inpu
    Well and drive there the squadron of the VKS for "repair".

    Numbers to tint, brake parachutes to change ....... Missile defense in Poland does not threaten us, and here in Cuba there is a repair center. Spare parts, as I understand it, will deliver containers.
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    2. creak
      creak 26 October 2015 14: 33 New
      +1
      Quote: Bort Radist
      Well and drive there the squadron of the VKS for "repair".


      And what about the VKS along with the squadrons and sea squadrons appeared - the ships will also serve at the aircraft rembase .... request
      1. Das Boot
        Das Boot 26 October 2015 14: 44 New
        0
        Quote: ranger
        And what about the VKS along with the squadrons and sea squadrons appeared - the ships will also serve at the aircraft rembase ....

        laughing
      2. Bort radist
        Bort radist 26 October 2015 17: 57 New
        0
        Quote: ranger
        And what about the VKS along with squadrons and marine squadrons appeared - the ships will also serve at the airborne rembase .... request

        Not my quotes))
  22. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 October 2015 14: 53 New
    +2
    Everything can be .... hi
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 26 October 2015 15: 18 New
      0
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Everything can be ....
      That's it, EVERYTHING ... How do you like the strike from the Baltic States by the American armored division in the direction of Leningrad.? Do you know how ours can now counter this strike ..? By mobilizing local riot police and police officers. And air supremacy, who do you think is who there will be a "little master" ..? I write this not gloating, but with a creak of my heart, such an unprotected position is very touching. And this is only NW, and there is also a Western special military district, Southern and Eastern (especially Eastern). missile missiles are not accepted, therefore, the Russian Federation will respond to an attack by the army corps from Estonia in the direction of Len. A train with heavy US military equipment arrived in Estonia. The convoy escorted by the military police arrived at Valga station from Latvia. It is reported by Interfax with reference to the Estonian newspaper Valgamaalane.

      Equipment will reach its destination in the military town of Tapa on October 26th. After that, two sapper tanks and support equipment should arrive in Tapu.

      It is planned that about 40 units of heavy equipment will be delivered to Estonia, including four M1A2 Abrams tanks, 10 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and three Paladin self-propelled artillery installations.

      The equipment is intended for soldiers of the third US infantry division, who will serve in Estonia as part of the rotation of American troops in the country.

      https://vk.com/away.php?to=https://news.mail.ru/polit..
      ingrad?
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 26 October 2015 15: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        That's it, EVERYTHING ... How do you like the strike from the Baltic States by the American armored division in the direction of Leningrad?

        We know, to stand to death ... It was already like that! No need to scare us ... Scared already! hi And there is something to wet!
      2. Peterhof 73
        Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 51 New
        0
        Arguments about a powerful missile flush are not accepted, therefore, the Russian Federation will respond to an attack by the army corps from Estonia in the direction of Len. A train with heavy US military equipment arrived in Estonia. The convoy escorted by the military police arrived at Valga station from Latvia.


        We all go dig trenches. Let's make Molotov cocktails. Oranienbaumchsky bridgehead, Luga border. Have you heard? Well, if something is called to the aid of motorized riflemen and tankers from Kamenka, SZ District of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, and finally guys from the area. And what about air defense?
        God will give from the ESTONians and get free. A joke of course. But you really somehow directly underestimate the defense capability of the North-West direction.
      3. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 26 October 2015 15: 52 New
        +1
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Everything can be ....
        That's it, EVERYTHING ... How do you like the strike from the Baltic States by the American armored division in the direction of Leningrad.? Do you know how ours can now counter this strike ..? By mobilizing local riot police and police officers. And air supremacy, who do you think is who there will be a "little master" ..? I write this not gloating, but with a creak of my heart, such an unprotected position is very touching. And this is only NW, and there is also a Western special military district, Southern and Eastern (especially Eastern). missile missiles are not accepted, therefore, the Russian Federation will respond to an attack by the army corps from Estonia in the direction of Len. A train with heavy US military equipment arrived in Estonia. The convoy escorted by the military police arrived at Valga station from Latvia. It is reported by Interfax with reference to the Estonian newspaper Valgamaalane.

        Equipment will reach its destination in the military town of Tapa on October 26th. After that, two sapper tanks and support equipment should arrive in Tapu.

        It is planned that about 40 units of heavy equipment will be delivered to Estonia, including four M1A2 Abrams tanks, 10 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and three Paladin self-propelled artillery installations.

        The equipment is intended for soldiers of the third US infantry division, who will serve in Estonia as part of the rotation of American troops in the country.

        https://vk.com/away.php?to=https://news.mail.ru/polit..
        ingrad?

        How much screech and panic ... Let the Urals try to take it! hi
  23. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 26 October 2015 14: 57 New
    +2
    No one will disclose strategic plans. Repair center, so repair center. We in Cuba wrote off a lot of American money lards, I think for a reason. The most interesting is yet to come, one can recall the Caribbean crisis and Operation Anadyr.
  24. Dry_T-50
    Dry_T-50 26 October 2015 15: 20 New
    +1
    Yes, let it be called a pigsty, if only there was an opportunity to base aircraft there
  25. Peterhof 73
    Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 15: 35 New
    +1


    Here are still doubters.
  26. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 October 2015 15: 57 New
    +1
    In vain you anger us here ...! hi
  27. PValery53
    PValery53 26 October 2015 17: 30 New
    0
    As the saying goes: “Don't be scared, just“ half a bump ”!
  28. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 26 October 2015 18: 05 New
    0
    Quote: raid14
    The United States of America does not want to deploy GLONASS stations on its territory

    And what is known about GPS stations in Russia that Rogozin threatened to destroy in revenge of the USA? Nothing is heard about it. Or Rogozin them already this and that?