The foreign Ministry called the media reports about the return of Russian bases on Cuba unscientific fiction

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry called the media reports about the return of Russian bases on Cuba unscientific fiction© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Russian foreign Ministry regard as the unscientific fantasy media reports about the alleged possibility of the return of Russian military bases in Cuba, told RIA Novosti Director of the Latin American Department of the foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin.

«We are unscientific fiction no comment,» — said Shchetinin, responding to a question.

Previously, the newspaper the Daily Star with reference to the research organization Jamestown Foundation reported that the Possibility of Russian military bases in Cuba alarmed the West. The publication notes that this step could be Moscow’s response to the threat of Donald trump on the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles. The tabloid also recalled the Caribbean crisis of 1962.

It is reported that a prerequisite for such fears of the West was the official visit of the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canela to Moscow and his meeting with Vladimir Putin and Russian politicians. Discussion of military cooperation between the two countries have brought researchers to the idea that Moscow to monitor the activities of the United States in the Caribbean can re-open the radio-electronic center in Lourdes, which was closed 16 years ago, and to build additional base.

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