Cuba confirms its military alliance with Belarus

Álvaro López Miera and Viktor Khrenin in Minsk.

You can now add Belarus to the list of countries with military ties to Cuba’s communist regime, which include Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. But yeah, we should be friends with the Castro dictatorship.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Revolutionary Armed Forces minister confirms military alliance between the regimes in Cuba and Belarus

The Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of Cuba, Army Corps General Álvaro López Miera, continued his overseas tour with a stop in Belarus. The trip began a few days ago in Vietnam and had Russia as its second stop. In Minsk, he sealed Havana’s military alliance with the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

According to reports from Belarusian media, the Cuban general met with several officials and the head of the Department of Defense in Minsk, Viktor Khrenin.

The report went on to say the governments of Belarus and Cuba are interested in intensifying military contacts.

“The parties exchanged views on the assessment of the security situation in the world and the politico-military situation in the European region,” indicated the local media Reform.

“In addition, the heads of the defense departments substantially discussed the current state of bilateral military cooperation and ways to further develop it,” the Belarusian Army’s press service concluded.

López Miera arrived in Minsk from Russia, where on Tuesday, just three days after the aborted rebellion by mercenaries of the Wagner Group, he met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoigu.

After that meeting, Shoigu commented that “our Cuban friends confirmed their relationship with our country, particularly showing a full understanding of the reasons for the start of the special military operation in Ukraine.”

Despite the scarcity of press reports, López Miera’s visit comes just a month after the authorities of Belarus and Cuba announced that Cuban military personnel will receive training in the European nation, the most involved ally in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and with which Havana is strengthening political and economic ties.

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1 thought on “Cuba confirms its military alliance with Belarus”

  1. The Belarusian dresses better than López Miera, though he looks the part more than his boss. Of course, when your boss is a fake “general” who thinks it’s OK to sport a baseball cap, that’s not saying much.

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