Russian intelligence ship in Havana will keep watch over U.S.-Cuba talks

Russian intelligence ship in Havana will keep watch over U.S.-Cuba talks

[Ed. – Good thing we’ve had the reset with Cuba.  Otherwise, this might mean Russia wanted to be all up in our, you know, stuff.  And yes, the Russian AGI — intelligence collector — is in the region regularly now.  They just can’t quit us, now that Barack is our great leader.]

A Russian intelligence warship docked in Havana on Tuesday, a day before the start of historic US-Cuba talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations.

There was nothing stealthy about the arrival of the Viktor Leonov CCB-175, which was moored to a pier in Old Havana where cruise ships often dock. But the visit was not officially announced by Cuban authorities.

US officials in Washington played down the presence of the Russian vessel, saying it was perfectly legal and not at all out of the ordinary.

“It’s not unprecedented. It’s not unusual. It’s not alarming,” a defense official told AFP.

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