Russian warships to visit Cuba Friday

December 15th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Dec 15 (RIA Novosti) Three Northern Fleet warships will call at the port of Havana in Cuba Friday - the Russian Navy’s first visit to the communist-ruled island since the end of the Cold War period, a navy spokesman said Monday. “This will be the first visit to Cuba by Russian warships since the Soviet days,” Captain Igor Dygalo said.

The Admiral Chabanenko missile destroyer and two support ships will stay in Cuba until Dec 23.

“Cubans will have an opportunity to visit the Russian ships,” he said.

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