Russian military considers return to Cuba, Vietnam

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Russian military considers return to Cuba, Vietnam
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 8:15 AM EDT | Vladimir Isachenkov

Posted on 10/8/2016, 11:40:46 AM by Olog-hai

The Russian military is considering the possibility of regaining its Soviet-era bases on Cuba and in Vietnam, the Defense Ministry said Friday, a statement that comes amid growing U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria.

Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov told lawmakers Friday that the ministry is considering the possibility of establishing footholds far away from Russia’s borders.

Responding to a lawmaker’s question if the military could return to Cuba and Vietnam, Pankov said the military is “reviewing” a decision to withdraw from them, but didn’t offer any specifics. “As for our presence on faraway outposts, we are doing this work,” he said. …

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