Russian drills in Caribbean: What to anticipate


What to anticipate from Russian army workout routines in Caribbean

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Russian sailors have been seen standing on a nuclear-powered submarine because it entered Cuban waters Wednesday with three Russian naval ships.

The vessels are anticipated to remain in Havana by way of the weekend forward of army workout routines within the Caribbean within the coming weeks.

The Russian nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives at Havana's harbor, June 12, 2024.
The Russian nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, a part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives at Havana’s harbor, June 12, 2024.

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Photos taken in Havana confirmed the submarine, recognized because the Kazan, cruising into the Cuban capital metropolis’s harbor about 100 miles southwest of Key West, Florida.

The U.S. intelligence group assessed that whereas the submarine is nuclear powered, it is not carrying nuclear weapons, a U.S. official informed CBS News nationwide safety correspondent David Martin.

Crowds have been seen onshore watching small boats accompany the parade of ships into Havana’s harbor.

People watch Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov as it enters Havana's harbor in Cuba, June 12, 2024.
People watch Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov because it enters Havana’s harbor in Cuba, June 12, 2024.

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Cuba’s Foreign Ministry had recognized the Russian ships because the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the fleet oil tanker Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker.

Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov, part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives in Havana's harbor, June 12, 2024.
Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov, a part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives in Havana’s harbor, June 12, 2024.

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The Admiral Gorshkov was beforehand used to check Russia’s hypersonic cruise missiles, based on the Reuters information company.

The Russian ships have been shadowed by U.S. Navy ships as they made their solution to the island nation, the U.S. official informed Martin. The American shadowing will proceed when the ships depart Havana, which is predicted to be subsequent week.

The salvage tug Nikolai Chiker, part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, docks at Havana's harbor, June 12, 2024.
The salvage tug Nikolai Chiker, a part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, docks at Havana’s harbor, June 12, 2024.

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The ships’ arrival coincided with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez’s assembly with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

White House nationwide safety spokesman John Kirby informed CBS News that the Russians’ time within the Caribbean wasn’t anticipated to pose a menace to the U.S.

“Clearly that is them signaling their displeasure about what we’re doing for Ukraine,” Kirby informed CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe final week.