Two Russian Deputies Propose Reestablishing Signal Intercept Station in
Cuba / 14ymedio
Two Russian Deputies put forward a proposal to President Vladimir Putin
to study the reestablishment of the Lourdes signals interception center
in Cuba, as well as the deployment of Russian missile launchers on the
island "to protect the interests of Moscow and its allies," as local
media reported this Wednesday.
The initiative comes as a response to the agreement between the United
States and Turkey which will allow the deployment in May of high
mobility tactical missiles (Himars) in the Southeast part of the Ottoman
country, near the border with Syria, to deal with attacks by the
jihadist group the Islamic State.
"We believe it is possible to use the Soviet experience to contain the
current expansionist intentions of United States," said Valery Rashkin
and Sergei Obukhov, members of the Communist Party, in explaining the
The center for signals interception, located near Havana, was shut down
in 2002. However, the director of the Department of Latin America in the
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an interview last February
that Moscow had no intention of opening military bases on the island.
Translated by Alberto
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