Russia sending warships to Caribbean for naval exercise

| 07/06/2024 | 50 Comments
Russian fleet in the Caribbean

(CNS): Russia plans to send combat vessels into the Caribbean region this summer as part of naval exercises that will likely include port calls in Cuba and possibly stops in Venezuela, a senior US official said Wednesday, according to reports on Reuters. The United States said it didn’t see the move involving a relatively small number of vessels and planes as threatening, but the US Navy will monitor the exercises, the official told reporters.

The US has been tracking Russian warships and aircraft that are expected to arrive in this region in the coming weeks for the military exercise in a show of force as tensions rise over Western military support for Ukraine. US officials described the planned exercises as notable but not concerning and are expected to involve just a “handful” of Russian ships and support vessels.

This is not the first time Russia has sent its ships to the Caribbean. However, this exercise is taking place after Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Moscow might take steps around the world to arm other nations in response to US President Joe Biden’s recent decision to allow Ukraine to use the weapons provided by the Americans to strike inside Russia to protect Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

The officials, who spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity, said they believed the exercise is “certainly” part of a broader Russian response to the US support for Ukraine, but it also is an effort by Putin to show that his navy is still capable of global power projection after losing several ships to Ukrainian strikes.

According to the Moscow Times, Russia’s defence ministry has not publicly announced plans to hold naval exercises in the Caribbean Sea in the coming weeks.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    No Bangers n Vodka party in the port??

  2. Anonymous says:

    This “show of force” could be for the benefit of the Donald Trump juggernaut Trojan Horse Deception.
    He may rapidly assume power and defuse the situation granting him messiah-like status.
    God help us all.
    I’ve taken a screenshot just in case.
    Of course, I want to be wrong but there are still deluded people on this planet who surprisingly think that politics are real.
    Either that or they know the horrible truth and want to perpetrate the deception.

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  3. Stone says:

    Come ya mek me fling two big rock at ya rass. I done sharpen my ironwood spear too.

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  4. Kurt Christian says:

    🇰🇾+🇬🇧==== 👊🏾 Thank God were not Independent. God save theKing !

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Don’t worry, they’re probably coming to give all the Trump people here a big hug.

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  6. Guido Marsupio says:

    what could the Ruskies possibly accomplish in the Caribbean? Invade a country?

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Well now the shoe is on the other foot. Lets see how the US reacts to what will inevitably be termed as provocation.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Fear not, for the regiment shall protect us.

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  9. Bill says:

    in 1978 the USS Salinan (ATF 161) shadowed a Russian submarine, destroyer and their supply ship in the Gulf of Mexico over the Christmas holidays. We got so close to St Petersburg Florida that we could see the lights from the hotels. This is nothing new.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how many tugs they’ve got travelling with them for when they break down. Their one aircraft carrier never leaves port without one!

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Time for Jamaica to relocate

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Can they drop sausages and borscht off here?

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  13. Anonymous says:

    What exactly do they want with our belly buttons?

  14. Anonymous says:

    It’s all theatre. Their show of force is unsurmountable to Ukraine forces. Yawn, rusty boats cruising nothing more.

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    • Anonymous says:

      boys will be boys showing off their bravado and violence and drama all in the name of their supernatural being and their country. Gangsters all of them

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ease up on the rum

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    • Anonymous says:

      There’s a reason they are bringing along a tug.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not so sure. The ships themselves are not much of a threat, but Putin recent speech about Russia arming enemies of the West in retaliation for the US and Europe allowing Ukraine to use Western supplied munitions on targets in side Russia makes you wonder what the real objective is. If the fleet decided o drop off its Kalibre and Zircon missiles in Havana it wouldn’t be very funny.

  15. Anonymous says:

    My guess is that they are just Putin on a show to flex their muscles.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Better not bring any plastic straws with them.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You do realize how stupid of an argument it is to fight for plastic straws or plastic of any sort? This world isn’t going to be very hospitable soon. I pray for the young kids growing up to this disaster we’ve created.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    It’s not the ships or peripheral support craft which concern me; it’s the subs that are hidden beneath them.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    If the Russians and Cubans want to cause max trouble for Uncle Joe and Don the Con, they just need to do another Mariela style boat lift and drop off half the Cuban population to a beach in Central America.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Where’s the Jolly Roger pirate ship 🏴‍☠️ 🛶 when we need it!!!
    There’s some cannons and cannonballs in George Town that should be stationed in North Side and East End shores. Coconuts work as well. Hurry There is no time to waste 🐢

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