Cuba.. Russian Navy ships leave the port of Havana

Some view the maneuvers as a show of force by Moscow against a backdrop of tensions as the United States and other Western countries support Kiev in Russia’s war on Ukraine.

On Monday morning, the submarine, frigate, oil tanker and rescue tug slowly left the port in Sabah

Biden administration officials said last week that they were monitoring the ships and confirmed that they did not pose a threat to the region or indicate the transfer of missiles. However, the United States docked the submarine USS Helena at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Cuban government considers the US naval base, located in the southeastern part of the island about 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) from the capital. Havanaoccupied area.

Last week, Russian ships arrived in port after the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the fleet had successfully conducted military exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, simulating a missile attack on targets that could be more than 600 kilometers (375 miles) away.

The fleet consisting of Frigate “Gorshkov”“And the nuclear submarine”Kazan“, the tanker “Pashin”, and the tug “Nikolai Sheker”, in Havana with a 21-gun salute.

Last Saturday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel visited the frigate and interacted with the sailors, according to the president’s post on the X social media platform.

At the same time, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernandez de Cosio rejected the presence of the American submarine at the Guantanamo base, saying that it was not welcome and not invited.

A State Department spokesman said last week that Russian port visits in Cuba are “routine naval visits” and do not pose any risk.

On Thursday, the day after its arrival, hundreds of people lined up to visit the frigate. The ship was also open to the public on Saturday, a common practice when ships arrive in port.
Canadian Offshore Patrol Vessel Margaret Brooke entered Havana Harbor on Friday.

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