Cuban dictatorship in talks with Belarus to buy short-range missiles

The Cuban military is holding meetings with its Belarusian military counterparts in Havana to discuss the expansion of military cooperation between the two Putin allies. In those meetings, Cuba has expressed interest in buying short-range missiles from Belarus. Unless the communist regime is planning on launching short-range missiles at Key West, they have no use for them other than to resell them at a hefty profit to terrorist groups. It wouldn’t be the first time the Castro dictatorship arms terrorists, and while it remains in power, it won’t be the last.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Cuban regime wants to buy missiles from Belarus

The Cuban regime has expressed interest in purchasing Belarusian weaponry, especially missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers, as reported by media outlets from that Eastern European country.

A report from the EFE Agency indicates that during a meeting in Havana between representatives of the Belarusian Armed Forces and Cuba, a significant military cooperation plan was agreed upon.

Cuba would be interested in supplies of Belarusian weaponry, including Polonez missile launchers with a range of up to 300 kilometers, as reported by Belarusian media.

The Belarusian Ministry of Defense confirmed that “negotiations between representatives of the armed forces of Belarus and Cuba are taking place in Havana,” and they “agreed upon a military cooperation project and a plan for bilateral events for 2024.”

The Belarusian military delegation—led by Colonel Valery Revenko, head of the Department of International Military Cooperation and assistant to the Minister of Defense of Belarus for International Military Cooperation—was received in Cuba by the Chief of the Army General Staff, Major General Roberto Legrá Sotolongo, says the report.

During the visit, the Belarusian military visited a tank division and an anti-aircraft defense brigade of the Western Military District, confirmed the embassy of that country in Havana.

The short-range missiles the Havana regime wants to purchase were developed by the Precision Electromechanical Plant of Belarus, a specialized state defense company.

The Russian magazine Sputnik explained that the Polonez is designed for precision attacks against enemy military personnel and armored formations, their control and command posts, ammunition depots, airfields, and other targets.

The rockets have projectiles with a caliber of 301 millimeters and can simultaneously attack up to eight targets in an area of up to 400 square kilometers at speeds of 2,500 km/h combined with a small reflective surface, making them extremely difficult to intercept by anti-aircraft defense systems, as detailed by the Russian state media.

Recently, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz visited Belarus, where agreements were signed including the provision of milk, meat, pharmaceuticals, and tractors, vital for the Caribbean country amid the current crisis.

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