Is it possible to deploy Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba and Venezuela


After the NATO bloc actually rejected "Putin's ultimatum" on non-expansion to the East, the question arose of Russia's military response. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov once again hinted at the "Caribbean Crisis-2", which refers to the possibility of deploying strike weapons of the Russian Defense Ministry in Latin America. The key question is, are our missiles waiting there at all?


Cuba?



When people talk about the "Caribbean crisis-2", they usually mean Cuba. During the Soviet era, Freedom Island was our main and faithful ally in the region. After the deployment of American Jupiter nuclear missiles in Turkey with a flight time to Moscow of 10 minutes, Moscow agreed with Havana on the transfer and deployment of Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles in Cuba. From there, the USSR Ministry of Defense took direct aim at the entire territory of the United States with a minimum flight time. The operation was called "Anadyr". It was a symmetrical and highly effective response to the "hegemon".

Having found out about this, Washington was almost the first to start the Third World Nuclear War. Cuba was taken under blockade, a full-scale military operation was being prepared. The US and the Soviet Union were teetering on the brink of starting a nuclear exchange. It was only a miracle. The parties were able to find a compromise: Moscow ordered the withdrawal of its medium-range missiles from the Island of Freedom, followed by Washington from Turkey.

Nevertheless, Cuba remained an important military outpost of the USSR even after that, since our radar tracking center was located there in Lourdes, and Soviet ships and submarines periodically entered Cienfuegos Bay so that the Americans would not relax too much. This was until 2001, when President Vladimir Putin decided to close the military facility in Lourdes, and at the same time the naval base in the Vietnamese Cam Ranh. It is believed that this unilateral gesture was made to improve relations with the US at the request of President George W. Bush. And in 2014, Vladimir Vladimirovich, with truly lordly generosity, wrote off the old Soviet debt to Havana in the amount of 31,7 billion dollars. Can we go back to Cuba now?

Some time ago we already reasoned on this topic and came to the disappointing conclusion that no, we can't. No one is waiting for us there. The USSR and Cuba, two socialist states, had the closest friendly relations and a common enemy in the face of the United States. The Soviet Union has been gone for more than 30 years, and the Russian Federation is now an ordinary average capitalist state of an oligarchic nature. And Cuba is no longer the same. After the departure of the Castro brothers, the Island of Freedom also began to actively rebuild on a capitalist footing. Havana is objectively oriented towards the gigantic market of the United States located nearby, and modern Russia cannot give it anything special. Nuclear missiles aimed at the US? What for? To again fall under a total blockade and face the prospect of a military invasion by the American Marine Corps? And what for? So that Vladimir Putin can satisfy his geopolitical ambitions?

There will definitely not be any Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba.

As an option, we could talk about opening an air base where Russian fighters, bombers and anti-submarine aircraft could be located, and / or anti-submarine weapons, where our submarines could enter. During a threatened period, it would be possible to transfer White Swans to the Cuban airfield, as well as nuclear submarines with ICBMs or even diesel-electric submarines capable of carrying Caliber missiles with a nuclear warhead. It would make sense as a deterrent.
However, the appearance of such an infrastructure of the Russian Defense Ministry will also sharply worsen relations between Washington and Havana, which she will not voluntarily agree to. Rather, it could be forced into this option in exchange for writing off the colossal Soviet debt for Cuba in the amount of almost 32 billion dollars. But our Vladimir Vladimirovich already wrote it off in 2014, and the service rendered, as you know, is worth nothing.

In general, you will have to forget about Cuba. What options are left?

Venezuela?



In this Latin American country, Russia has a little more chances to gain a foothold. Unlike Havana, Caracas is still in a tough "contra" with Washington. Socialeconomic the situation in Venezuela is very difficult, which may eventually lead to an attempt to demolish the ruling regime by the so-called “color revolution”. The presence of a Russian military contingent that is completely loyal to the current government and is ready to support it with “bayonets” is, in principle, beneficial for President Maduro. But, alas, everything is not as simple as we would like.

Venezuela is a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America. Therefore, there will definitely not be any Russian medium-range missiles with nuclear warheads.

Alternatively, the Russian Defense Ministry could rent Orchila Island from Caracas, where Venezuelan naval aviation is based. All the necessary infrastructure is already there, which we will discuss in detail told previously. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation could use it to deploy its fighter, bomber and anti-submarine aircraft, creating a permanent threat to the Americans in the Caribbean. During the crisis period, it would even be possible to transfer White Swans there, modestly keeping silent about what kind of missiles they carry.

Unfortunately, these ambitious plans are shattered by underwater rocks. Thus, according to the Constitution of Venezuela, it is forbidden to open foreign military bases on its territory. As you know, the Basic Law is such a fickle thing, it can be rewritten, but for this it will be necessary to interest President Maduro and the ruling elite in something.

Even if we get permission to use the island of Orchila for our own purposes, the matter will then rest on the need for a constant supply of military contingents in another part of the world. This requires a serious navy capable of operating in the ocean zone, and a developed merchant fleet, since you can’t get drunk on planes, and Russia has big problems with this. We are good at selling large surface ships built during the “scoop” to sell abroad or send “on needles”, but we are not yet able to quickly build our new ones.

Therefore, threatening the Americans with a new "Caribbean crisis" will not work, because there is nothing left.

Seriously speaking, such a nuclear escalation does not make sense at all, since it is an attempt to treat the symptoms of a progressive disease with an unwillingness to treat the disease itself and eliminate the causes. The crisis in relations with the West began in Ukraine, where the Russian leadership demonstrated its weakness, inconsistency and indecision, but that is where it may end if the Kremlin proves its ability to solve problems radically. Then no nuclear missiles in Venezuela will simply be needed.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 January 2022 10: 29
    -8
    First, it was necessary to try to establish at least something, or at least show vigorous activity in this direction, and then put ultimatums. And now, when they sent, but at least kill yourself! Now we have to do it, but who will give it? Americans know how to calculate moves, not like our mediocrity. They can only talk and trade with the Motherland!
    1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 15 January 2022 13: 56
      +2
      Do you know what surprise Russia has prepared for the USA? But after all, Russia is doing what the "not distant West" expects of it least of all, i.e. his elite. I think that Russia has prepared something more effective and inevitable, which will be very painful for the US and the dollar, of course.
      ps Russia will not do what the West expects from it. Somewhere so...
      1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
        bobba94 (Vladimir) 16 January 2022 21: 09
        0
        I was intrigued with a surprise .... Can we really do it like last time! How did we do it last time?
        1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
          alexneg13 (Alexander) 17 January 2022 02: 29
          -2
          O! Rabbit! It's you?
  2. Adler77 Offline Adler77
    Adler77 (Denis) 15 January 2022 11: 06
    -6
    An excellent article, an adequate assessment of the military-political situation, taking into account the economy.
    All today's info foam from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is just "show-off". The West fully understands this.
    And this foam is needed to justify the invasion of Ukraine. Well, I think so, but we'll see.
    1. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
      Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 16 January 2022 15: 05
      -1
      My friend, you’re a banal provocateur! Misha Galstukoed also thought about show-offs and they also thought they wouldn’t climb for Syria.
      Now tell me, why exactly would the Russian Armed Forces invade Ukraine on their own? To amuse your stupid fantasies? Or can you tell us how to integrate Ukraine into the Russian economic space? if, after Russia’s mythical debacle of Ukraine, not only sanctions will be imposed on the Russian Federation, but there will be an iron curtain, which will in no way contribute to the development of the country’s economy?
      1. Adler77 Offline Adler77
        Adler77 (Denis) 16 January 2022 16: 29
        +2
        You yourself are like that.
        The turkey also thought .. yes, he got into the soup ... this is about Misha)
        I repeat once again, I personally believe that our people have nothing that could really threaten the West. If you see something like this, write what it could be?
        At the same time, it is obvious that the West will not back down from Ukraine and will strengthen its position there day by day.
        If it's obvious to me, Then it's obvious to those in power, and if so, then hiding behind the interests of the national. Security they can take this crazy step.
        I hope that this will not happen, since there are still quite a few economic means.
        However, if in the first act a gun hangs on the wall, then in the second it will definitely shoot ....
        In our case, the gun is hanging (troops on the border), and the first act ends. Negotiations have come to nothing so far.
        Act XNUMX is about to begin...
        1. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
          Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 17 January 2022 02: 38
          -2
          listen to me here! What kind of troops are we talking about on the border near Ukraine? Over 350 km?
          If "there was nothing like that," then WFP would definitely not go for a simple bluff. He repeatedly proved that he was not bluffing.
          And it’s clear to the horse that the West will not go for a frank drain of its interests, much less fixing it in writing. But backroom agreements and exchanges WILL BE. There is no need to even doubt this.
          I don’t want to vangut how the Russian Federation will respond.
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 15 January 2022 11: 15
    0
    You, the Author, have forgotten something about Nicaragua, and Daniel Ortega is our old friend, who was again re-elected by the people of this country in November last year, and in Cuba our PMT base is already being restored, after Evmenov visited it, well, let’s talk about Venezuela nothing, Maduro will do it with open arms.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 January 2022 12: 10
      -3
      in Cuba, the restoration of our PMTO base is already underway, after Evmenov visited it

      Really? Maybe some fluff?

      there is nothing to say about Venezuela, Maduro will do it with open arms.

      Let the Constitution be rewritten first.

      Nicaragua has been forgotten, and Daniel Ortega is our old friend, who was again re-elected by the people of this country last November

      No one seemed to be talking about Nicaragua.
      1. Navigator Offline Navigator
        Navigator (Andrei) 15 January 2022 23: 25
        +1
        What is the point of this phrase? "Really? Can I have some proofs?" Do you lack the Russian language, or do you use it for significance? Not everyone understands this verbal garbage. There is a beautiful word in Russian - "proof".
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 15 January 2022 12: 18
    +3
    During a threatened period, it would be possible to transfer White Swans to the Cuban airfield, as well as nuclear submarines with ICBMs or even diesel-electric submarines capable of carrying Caliber missiles with a nuclear warhead. It would make sense as a deterrent.

    During the threatened period, strategic aviation to the airfield (nuclear submarine to the base) 250 km. from the "front line"? What for?

    Threatened period
    A period of time of varying length immediately preceding the start of a large-scale (regional) war. It is characterized by an extreme aggravation of contradictions between the warring parties and is used by them to get out of a crisis state or to complete military preparations. In U.p. the following measures may be taken: the introduction of martial law or a state of emergency in the country or on part of its territory; carrying out full or partial strategic deployment of the Armed Forces, other troops, military formations and bodies; making them ready to perform tasks; organization and coordinated conduct of political, diplomatic, informational, economic and other types of struggle; adoption and implementation of decisions on the preparation and conduct of military operations; transfer of the country's economy, its individual sectors and organizations of transport and communications to work in wartime conditions; organization and implementation of territorial and civil defense.
    Time frame for action U.p. cover in peacetime: the period of growing military threat and the period of its extreme aggravation - the direct threat of aggression.
    In the presence of modern means of armed struggle and large groups of troops (forces) deployed in the theater of operations, U.p. may not be.

    https://encyclopedia.mil.ru/
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 January 2022 12: 27
      +1
      That there was no war.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 15 January 2022 12: 51
        +5
        To prevent war, it is not necessary to expose strategic nuclear missile carriers to the risk of destruction. Their placement on such a base is possible only in peacetime, to rest, repair, refuel, and so on. In anticipation of the "grand nix" boats into the water, planes into the air or somewhere in the Venezuelan jungle where they are harder to get. Neither nuclear submarines nor strategic aviation need to be so close to strike.
  5. psergeev2 Offline psergeev2
    psergeev2 (Peter Sergeev) 15 January 2022 13: 15
    +2
    let the constitution be rewritten first

    - Well, what about our correspondence is more banana than even Venezuela?
  6. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 January 2022 16: 25
    -3
    Quote: 123
    To prevent war, it is not necessary to expose strategic nuclear missile carriers to the risk of destruction. Their placement on such a base is possible only in peacetime, to rest, repair, refuel, and so on. In anticipation of the "grand nix" boats into the water, planes into the air or somewhere in the Venezuelan jungle where they are harder to get. Neither nuclear submarines nor strategic aviation need to be so close to strike.

    Are you seriously going to wage a nuclear war with the United States? Swans in Cuba are psychological pressure on the American establishment. Just so that there was no nix.
    And tell me, why then did the USSR place missiles 250 km from the USA? Why are they talking about it now?
    Feel sorry for the swans, but don't feel sorry for the rockets with their calculations?
  7. Dima Offline Dima
    Dima (Dmitriy) 15 January 2022 17: 28
    +1
    Why take everything so literally? In addition to missiles, many other options are possible. For example, the deployment of electronic intelligence equipment, fleet supply points, joint exercises and maneuvers, the presence of SOF troops, the supply of strike weapons, etc.
    As for Ukraine, the military option is the latest to be considered. Why ruin the youth in a senseless fratricidal war. It's easier to try to ruin its energy and economy, to cause internal tension.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 January 2022 17: 37
    -4
    And, again, instead of the ideas of economic growth, the idea is to push something unusual to the borders of the USA.

    China is growing and growing, but it didn’t even try to shove missiles into Venezuela (where it seems to have invested more in Russia).
    An economy that can quickly produce a dozen White Swans is more important than this dozen in Venezuela
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 08: 23
      +1
      No economy anywhere. But one economy is no longer enough.
      But China is a completely different story, its economy is closely connected with the American one. Hitting the United States with missiles is the same as being on your own.
  9. alexxnumx Offline alexxnumx
    alexxnumx (Alexander) 15 January 2022 18: 19
    0
    Good article. But in the end, the question is raised about some kind of radical solution to the problem with Ukraine - what are we talking about?
    Are we being attacked? Not yet - well, yes, the Ukrainian authorities hate Russia, why should we launch a rocket there or what?
    We harm ourselves with our own decisions. We have raiding, the judicial system and law enforcement officers are corrupt - how can business protect itself? In general, I am in favor of not threatening the West with modern missiles - they already know what we have, but actively solving internal economic and social issues, and this requires will and new personnel - old rotten ones must be removed from power.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 07: 58
      0
      Good article. But in the end, the question is raised about some kind of radical solution to the problem with Ukraine - what are we talking about?
      Are we being attacked? Not yet - well, yes, the Ukrainian authorities hate Russia, why should we launch a rocket there or what?

      Russia in Ukraine is officially recognized as an aggressor state. In 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repeatedly shelled Russian territory and killed our citizen. This is 100% casus belli.
      When American missiles appear in Ukraine, it will be too late to drink Borjomi.
    2. Radziminsky Victor (Radziminsky Victor) 17 January 2022 02: 33
      0
      Ukrainian, resident of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Marchenko, January 10, 2022, - sent
      application to Gen. NATO Secretary Stoltenberg.
      This Oleg Marchenko, wants to transfer NATO to free life use, -
      his land plot with an area of ​​8,13 hectares - for a military base.

      Gentlemen "warriors"!
      And here - Cuba? Venezuela? Iran? China?... and Antarctica?
  10. Avarron Offline Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 15 January 2022 18: 22
    +5
    The article is about nothing. And the conclusion that Ukraine is the cause of everything is nonsense. Ukraine is just the last straw in the cup of patience.
  11. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 15 January 2022 19: 35
    0
    It was said about the military-technical (!) response of the Russian Federation to the promotion of NATO. Under this may be the deployment of missile, laser, and other weapons on the ground, air, ocean depths or in space, such that the United States does not have and which would nullify the threat of the Russian Federation from NATO expansion and the deployment of nuclear weapons in Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic state formations and Finland.
  12. baltika3 Offline baltika3
    baltika3 (baltika3) 15 January 2022 20: 33
    +1
    Why is the article not covering Mexico and Canada?
  13. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 15 January 2022 21: 00
    +2
    Americans are very sensitive to their continent - there should be no one in their hemisphere at all. Basically. Dot. All wars are on the other half of the ball. Even burning villages with napalm, even bombing peaceful cities with depleted uranium - it's easy. In their pot with ears, there can’t even be a thought that, if we wish, without getting up from our chair, we can throw half a ton of something right into the center of the famous pentagon, after which the first rats will appear in this place only after 10 years. them examples. We have something like - Moscow burned several times and nothing. Adversaries came for the next portion of stars either once every 100 years, or even once a year - well, if not from the first, then from the second time they raked in full.
    I like the anecdote - "the Americans decided to go to war with Russia and ask eyewitnesses for advice - when to start? The French answer - just not in the summer, until you get to Moscow, winter - krants. The Germans tried the same thing - they tried it in the winter, garbage came out, in the summer - also up We only got to Moscow by winter. In spring and autumn, it’s generally unrealistic - you can’t even drive a tank there. The Americans ask the Chinese - well, you didn’t seem to have fought with the Russians, Damansky doesn’t count, but you have Sun Tzu, a strategist, a theoretician, you are smart when to attack? They say - right now, at any time! Why? Well, look - the Russians are building a new Trans-Siberian Railway, a bridge to the Crimea - they need prisoners of passion ... "
  14. Radziminsky Victor (Radziminsky Victor) 15 January 2022 21: 39
    0
    All regimes in Latin America are extremely unstable and unreliable.
    As soon as any state there concludes an agreement with the Russian Defense Ministry on any bases, protests, revolutions, coups will begin in these countries ... The United States - as they can, but control all of Latin America.
    This means that the deployment of military bases THERE, under the nose of the United States, is both not advisable and rather risky.

    The most real and concrete response of Russia to the insolent West would be the recognition
    independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
    And after concluding any treaties on alliances and associations with them, start restoring the territorial integrity of these new Independent States of Donbass.
    This would completely exclude the emergence of Western military bases - on the Sea of ​​Azov and around the Crimea.
    What is very important - it will not be a war, not an invasion of Russia, but simply the recognition of the independence of the new States of Donbass, with all the ensuing consequences.
  15. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 15 January 2022 22: 05
    0
    yes, to write off such an abyss of money .. truly in the national interest!
  16. Sergey V. Nikiforov (Sergei) 15 January 2022 22: 36
    0
    Russian missiles will be placed in Cuba. True, it was agreed that they "would not be sent to the United States." Hm, hm ... The Navy Main Staff was instructed to carry out the necessary preparations so that, upon receipt of the appropriate order, a formation of Russian ships (Missile cruiser, Large anti-submarine ship, some other and auxiliary ships) could immediately go on a campaign and take a place in neutral waters abeam Washington.
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  18. AND Offline AND
    AND 15 January 2022 23: 55
    0
    Quote: steel maker
    First, it was necessary to try to establish at least something, or at least show vigorous activity in this direction, and then put ultimatums. And now, when they sent, but at least kill yourself! Now we have to do it, but who will give it? Americans know how to calculate moves, not like our mediocrity. They can only talk and trade with the Motherland!

    Yours and (Mediocrity), who can only talk here and trade with his homeland, here everyone knows Stalevar.)))
  19. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
    Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 16 January 2022 04: 20
    0
    Sometimes Mr. Marzhetsky surprises me with his contradictory and even somewhat strange conclusions, which in no way fit into the outline of simple logic, and for some reason he periodically tries to greatly narrow the boundaries of maneuver for the Russian Federation, as well as artificially elevates Ukraine to the throne of a certain navel of the Earth, around which everything and everyone in this world is spinning.
    Why all of a sudden "Caribbean Crisis 2" (CC) is the deployment of missiles with nuclear weapons in Cuba or in general in Latin America somewhere? such a level as it was during the KK period?
    Further. Why is it suddenly "The crisis in relations with the West began in Ukraine"? Can you clarify? Or was there no "crisis in relations" between the Russian Federation and the West when Yugoslavia, Syria or Libya was bombed? Or maybe the West of the Russian Federation stood up in the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008?
    Or maybe the Kremlin did not react in any way in Syria or in South Ossetia? Do you want to check once again that the Kremlin is not bluffing? Or maybe it’s not worth it this time?
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 16 January 2022 07: 06
      0
      Mr. Marzhetsky, just a very enthusiastic nature, who loves to run ahead of the locomotive.
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 07: 53
      -1
      To be honest, I don’t care at all what you think about my person, Gosh. hi
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      2. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
        Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 17 January 2022 02: 50
        0
        Mr. Marzhetsky, you really have some strange perception of simple forms of addressing a person, which in general is not ANY rudeness. You too often fantasize and inflate an elephant out of a fly, as well as constructive indications of your explicit and illogical constructions in certain texts, as well as distortions and some kind of imbalance. Who do you write them for? For all or for a group of your admirers-fans (if so, then make some kind of private chat with your person and enjoy a long praise addressed to you)?
  20. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 16 January 2022 07: 19
    +1
    As usual, Russia will strike in the most unexpected place.
    The blow will be strong and painful.
    After that, the United States will remember the Great Soviet Union and its successor, Great Russia !!
  21. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 07: 57
    +1
    Quote: baltika3
    Why is the article not covering Mexico and Canada?

    Because this is not a circus, although there are enough clowns.
  22. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 08: 00
    0
    Quote: Navigator
    What is the point of this phrase? "Really? Can I have some proofs?" Do you lack the Russian language, or do you use it for significance? Not everyone understands this verbal garbage. There is a beautiful word in Russian - "proof".

    You undertook to teach me Russian? smile Well, well.
    This "verbal garbage" is just what everyone understands now.
    1. Pink 123 Floyd 328 (Pink Floyd) 16 January 2022 19: 37
      +1
      "Evidence" - well, a word that means, you'll understand the hell! Whether business "proofs". Everyone knows from the cradle. As well as clattering teeth and growling - they mean the word "khana!", And not the incomprehensible word "danger".
      PS Yes, and the expression "What are your proofs!?" - purely American, from the movie "Red Heat" with Schwartz, an American-German artist. (For Marzhetsky, Austria was part of the 3rd German Reich).
  23. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2022 08: 21
    +1
    Quote: Avarron
    The article is about nothing. And the conclusion that Ukraine is the cause of everything is nonsense. Ukraine is just the last straw in the cup of patience.

    I did not say that Ukraine is the reason for everything. I said that it was a Rubicon when the Kremlin showed its weakness and unwillingness to defend its national interests under the guise of "multi-move". Everyone who needs to draw their own conclusions from this.
    It is the weakness and indistinctness of Russian policy in the Ukrainian direction that completely untied NATO's hands, they are simply no longer afraid of our "ultimatums", they know that this is a bluff. What is the use of missiles in Latin America if everyone believes (understands) that the Kremlin will not use them?
    This can only be changed by taking hard Ukraine, and now also Kazakhstan. Everyone will see that Russia can really go from words to deeds. Then no Venezuela and Cuba will be needed.
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 16 January 2022 16: 27
      0
      only taking hard Ukraine, and now also Kazakhstan. Everyone will see that Russia can really go from words to deeds.

      ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    2. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
      Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 17 January 2022 03: 18
      0
      Mr. Marzhetsky, here again you will be offended and stand in a pose N2 for a small remark on your illogicality and inconsistency of judgments, and somewhere even inconsistency.
      You wrote:

      The crisis in relations with the West began in Ukraine, where the Russian leadership demonstrated its weakness, inconsistency and indecision, but that is where it may end if the Kremlin proves its ability to solve problems radically.

      The Rubicon is the point of no return, but this is by no means the beginning. The beginning was laid around in Yugoslavia and so on along the chain, but not in Ukraine.
      Further, WITHOUT excessive noise and dust, is it a manifestation of weakness and unwillingness to defend one’s national interests without excessive noise and dust? and took the path of a feasible burden, launching projects that bypassed dependence on Ukraine on a number of topics? You also forget about Syria.
      I repeat once again for fans like you to "toughly take away Ukraine" (I also agree that Ukraine can only be returned by force in this situation, but ...) that the problem is NOT in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which will be unambiguously swept away. I am concerned about the question of How do you further imagine the mechanism for integrating the Ukrainian eq-ki into the Russian one? How will you maintain this vast territory? Do you understand that so far (although this shop is already closing) there is only one country in the world that determines the legitimacy of almost ANY government where if you like? The Russian Federation, in the event of an attack by Ukraine, will receive an iron curtain, and due to what (now it is actually the West supporting Ukraine’s pants) resource will it hold this territory and feed it? Answer this question
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  24. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 16 January 2022 10: 51
    -1
    No one is waiting for us there.

    You are talking complete nonsense. Cubans treat Russia very well. The Cubans have exactly the same fear of the Americans as the Balts have of Russia. The evil Americans will come, they will take everything away and drive them to the plantations to collect sugar cane. And this fear is instilled in them from the cradle. That's why they don't have color revolutions. They have a motto - it is better to live in poverty, but free. As for the Russian contingent, the Cubans themselves have repeatedly called on Moscow to deploy troops.

    will also sharply worsen relations between Washington and Havana, which she will not voluntarily agree to.

    Yes, they simply do not have these relationships. Cubans have nothing to lose! The 1962 treaty prohibits the deployment of missiles in Cuba. But, missiles can be located on Russian ships, aircraft and submarines if a naval base is created! The Americans can threaten Russia as much as they want, but the first shot at Russia in Cuba will destroy all American bases in Europe simultaneously. Americans understand this. Now is not 1962 in the yard, but 2022. Everything flies faster and destroys more powerfully.
  25. IC Offline IC
    IC (PM) 16 January 2022 16: 42
    +2
    In Russia, there is not a sufficient Navy and merchant fleet to implement these crazy ideas. And most importantly, the consent of these countries.
  26. Pink 123 Floyd 328 (Pink Floyd) 16 January 2022 19: 31
    +1
    I agree with the author on the main point. The Russian military is not expected anywhere, from the word at all. Before blurting out, at least they asked for the opinion of the so-called. "friends". But, not to manners.
    And Pyotr Tolstoy even said that we should expand to the borders of the Russian Empire, and the Baltic states and Finland will crawl on their own. Then, however, he said that it was a joke. A joke of humor. It's not without consequences foolishness. We here can (unreasonably, of course) consider him a clown. For the world, he is the vice-speaker of our parliament (they think it is the parliament). Such a statement, when Europe is on the verge of war, not only complicates the already badly going negotiations, but also makes the West arm itself even more and consolidate against us. And do not think that he is supposedly an independent person, answers only to the voters, but they are not. Therefore, before anyone, and then his highest intellect comes into force. There are voters, they all sit in the Kremlin and at any moment they can do whatever they want with it. But they don't, so they approve.

    And, of course, the language of yard hooligans, which our Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses to speak to the world. "Collecting Manatki", the immortal Zakharova and much more.

    And then the question arises - what do they want? Security for the country? But they are offered to discuss exactly this - where what weapons can be placed, and confidence building measures and so on. No, they say, don't take Ukraine into NATO! And those, of course, answer, they say, it's none of your business. Munich failed!
  27. Nazim Yarmagomedov (Nazim Yarmagomedov) 18 January 2022 14: 22
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    Possibly 100%. We'll have to post it! No matter how many Americans fly over Cuba, they will not see our missiles there, as during the Caribbean crisis of the last century. The missiles are securely hidden in shipping containers. Go look for them there! And these missiles are deployed very quickly: they opened the hatch, the rocket rose and flew to Fashington at supersonic speed!
  28. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 19 January 2022 12: 11
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    Quote: steel maker
    First, it was necessary to try to establish at least something, or at least show vigorous activity in this direction, and then

    And then in your store milk will not be 80 rubles, but 120 and a dollar under 100
  29. Valery K Offline Valery K
    Valery K (Valery K) April 24 2022 23: 16
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    Author, do not call my homeland a scoop.