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A US submarine entered Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian warships arrived in Cuba

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

A US submarine entered Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian warships arrived in Cuba

< em>Photo: Russian Navy frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” arrives at the port of Havana, Cuba, 13.06. 2024

US Southern Command said the fast nuclear submarine USS Helena entered the coastal waters near the US base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. This happened on Thursday, June 13, just a day after a Russian frigate, a nuclear submarine, an oil tanker and a rescue tug sailed into Havana Bay following exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, the Associated Press reported.

The US submarine's stop is part of a “routine port visit” as the submarine passes through the Southern Command region, the social media post said.

Other US ships are also monitoring and monitoring the Russian exercise, which Pentagon officials say , do not pose a threat to the United States.

Earlier, a flotilla of Russian warships arrived at the port of Havana to conduct joint maneuvers with the armed forces of Cuba.

The tanker Akademik Pashin, the tug Nikolai Chiker, the submarine Kazan and the frigate Admiral Gorshkov arrived there.

Representatives of the US administration said that the Russian warships do not pose a threat. At the same time, according to some estimates, they should be regarded as a show of force against the backdrop of growing tensions in connection with the Russian war against Ukraine.

“We are closely monitoring the routes of the ships,” a US administration official told Reuters on Tuesday, June 11, on condition of anonymity. – Neither the ships nor the submarine pose a direct threat to the United States.”

Mathieu Boulége of the Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House) believes that in the context of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, these The maneuvers are a kind of provocation to show that "Russia is not alone, not isolated in the international community and can still interact with other powers.".

" The ability of the Russian Navy to maintain any competitiveness against the US Navy, especially at such a distance, practically in the United States' backyard, is limited to the extreme in any military context."– emphasizes Sidarth Kaushal, a senior fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

BAGNET recalls that Havana is 100 miles (160 km) from Key West, Florida, where it is located naval aviation base.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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