Russia should consider the restoration of its closed military presence in Cuba to protect the “interests of international security” amid “intensified US Global aggression.

Russia should also think about the Navy’s return to Vietnam with the permission of the [local] government. Moscow should only take such steps in case of escalating of US aggression in the South China Sea.

The news comes hours after Russia’s first deputy chairman of the parliament’s upper chamber’s Defense and Security Committee Frants Klintsevich urged the reopening of the base in Cuba.

The USSR signed an agreement with Vietnam on the establishment of Cam Ranh military base in 1979 following the Chinese-Vietnamese war. The Russian base in Cuba, Lourdes, was installed near Havana in 1962 and was Moscow’s largest facility of its kind. Both bases were closed in 2002.

Sputnik / AA Magnum Analyst Blog News Site 2017.

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