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Russian Legislator Poses Russia Should Base Nukes in Cuba

Aleksey Zhuravlev, the first deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma Defense Committee and the leader of the Rodina (Motherland) Party, posted on Telegram a response to the Telegraph’s Jan. 27 that the U.S. is looking to deploy nuclear weapons in the U.K., reported RT yesterday. He first noted that the U.K. has its own nuclear weapons and that the U.S. already has nuclear weapons in countries closer to Russia. He continued:

“Therefore, it’s unlikely that additional deployment [of nuclear weapons to the U.K.] would have an effect on the military-political landscape.” But Moscow should consider deploying its own nuclear weapons closer to the U.S., such as in “friendly countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.” Then he hastens to add: “Russian hypersonic missiles launched from our territory would reach the U.S. faster than subsonic ones launched from the American underbelly.”

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