HAVANA TIMES — During a meeting Friday with Ricardo Cabrisas, one of Cuba’s vice presidents, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow is ready to renew the weaponry of the Cuban army.
“We are ready to continue working with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba to provide modern weapons and military equipment,” said the Russian minister, reported Ria Novosti.
“We have extensive experience in training of Cuban personnel in different educational institutions. We hope to continue this tradition and expand our cooperation in the field of training, “noted Shoigu.
The basing of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuban territory in October 1962 led to an acute crisis with the United States that almost led to a World War III.