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For his part, Medina renewed Cuba's support for Syria in all fields, expressing his great relief over the progress of relations between Syria and. Clearly, Cuba's relationship with Russia is becoming both broader and Diplomatically, Cuba supports Moscow's positions on Ukraine, Syria. One Russian politician involved in defence policy called it the most dangerous moment in US-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis.
Leonid Kalashnikov, a Communist lawmaker, said Moscow must "seriously defend our interests in Syria" in a resolute response to what he and other lawmakers described as Washington's anti-Russian policies. Syria's government depends on an array of foreign militias, elite Iranian fighters, as well as Russian military intelligence and air power to maintain its fight against the rebels, who also rely on foreign fighters.
Meanwhile, the Russian military is said to be considering the possibility of regaining its Soviet-era bases in Cuba and Vietnam, amid growing US-Russia tensions over Syria.
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The Russian military is considering regaining its Soviet-era bases in Cuba and Vietnam Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov told lawmakers on Friday that the ministry is considering the possibility of establishing footholds far away from Russia's borders. Responding to a lawmaker's question if the military could return to Cuba and Vietnam, Pankov said the military is "reviewing" a decision to withdraw from them, but did not offer any specifics.
Moscow has lamented that Washington never appreciated Putin's goodwill gesture. The US-Russian relations now have plunged to the lowest point since the Cold War times amid strain over Syria and Ukraine Asked Friday about the possibility of the Russian military's return to Cuba and Vietnam, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from specific comment, but added that the global situation requires various players to mull possible responses.
When Putin ordered the military withdrawal from Cuba and Vietnam, Russia was still reeling from its post-Soviet economic meltdown. Putin cited the need to cut costs when he explained reasons behind his move to the military. No, made the first attempt to normalize relations, which do not obligate Liberty Island to follow in the mainstream of American politics. Russia, too, established diplomatic relations with the United States, there are allied the past, which they remember less and less.
While Cuba is not removed the blockade, and there were no political statements from Havana about the rejection of their ideological, political and diplomatic values.
Russia: permanent Syria military presence, eyes on Cuba, Vietnam
In General, Cuba today holds the policies that it considers necessary to carry out. The improvement of us-Cuban relations is limited. Now in Cuba are extremely active Chinese. I will make the assumption that the possible appearance of Cubans may be initiated by the Chinese. Beijing begins to look not only to Afghanistan and the Caucasus, but also in the Middle East. The influence of China on Cuba is much stronger than Russia.
The Chinese do not want to enter in the middle East region forces, though reports of this appear in the media it is possible that sometimes the filing of Beijing. Maybe sending the Cuban contingent is some assurance that Chinese interests can be taken into account in the future. With regard to Cuban involvement in the fighting, most they do will be instructors, as their military have a vast experience in teaching subversive war.
As I understand it, the need for direct participation of Cubans in the fighting there.
Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria
The Iranians sent troops — about 15 thousand for details see the article — "Iran saves Assad". In addition, for clean-up operations in the liberated cities in Syria are the Hazaras who are supposed to use at checkpoints.
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Together with the Iranians the Syrian army intensifies Hezbollah. It is clear that if the Cubans will participate in the fighting, they will be immediately visible.
Foreign relations of Syria
In addition to the territorial dispute, small-scale fighting was also sparked by a dispute over Israel's right to pump water from the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee actually a fresh-water lake for use in agricultural irrigation and drinking.
From to the Syrians attempted to dig a canal that would divert the sources of the Jordan River before they entered Israeli territory—thus drying up that portion of the River and dramatically reducing the water-intake of the Sea of Galilee to prevent Israel from using that water.
This led to a period of escalated fighting as the Israelis sought to prevent this diversion project which threatened to severely damage their ability to provide fresh-water to their population and agriculture attempts to negotiate a solution by UN mediators failed. In fact, escalation of incidents between Israel and Syria in late and spring was one of the prime causes leading to the crisis that precipitated the Six Day War.
Syria was an active belligerent in the Arab—Israeli War, which resulted in Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights and the city of Quneitra. On 19 June, a week after the war ended, Israel offered to return the Golan if Syrian would agree to a full Peace Treaty.
From to there were sporadic bouts of fighting along the new border. Resolutionwhich became the basis for the peace process negotiations begun in Madridcalls for a just and lasting Middle East peace to include withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories note: As a result of the mediation efforts of then US Secretary of State Henry KissingerSyria and Israel concluded a disengagement agreement in Mayenabling Syria to recover territory lost in the October war and part of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel sinceincluding Quneitra.
The two sides have effectively implemented the agreement, which is monitored by UN forces. Negotiations were conducted intermittently through the s, and came very close to succeeding.