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1.#Putin’s preference for #Trump over other #USA presidents is also pivotal to the oil diplomacy between #Russia and #Cuba. The ‘America First’ doctrine has opened #Russia to advance its geo strategic interests in #Cuba

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
2.The Americas has become a region of economic significance for #Russia ,In countries such as #Cuba, #Mexico, #Venezuela, #Brazil, and #Argentina, especially for #Russian Energy companies

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

bloomberg.com/view/articles/…
3.The reluctance of the #USA to economically engage with #Cuba and #Venezuela has opened the door for #Russia to provide financial assistance and gain strategic leverage

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

reuters.com/article/us-cub…
4. As the #Venezuelan economy has been damaged by #USA sanctions and regional isolation more broadly, #Russia’s increasing oil investment is providing the #Maduro regime with crucial resources.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
5.#Kremlin has also lent billions of money to #Venezuela and #Russia agreed to restructure $3.15 billion of debt payments that #Venezuela owes.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

money.cnn.com/2017/11/15/new…
6.During the Cold War, the #SovietUnion subsidised #Castro’s regime as a means of having a resilient ideological ally in close geographical proximity to the #UnitedStates

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
7.The burden of the #USA trade embargo impoverished #Cuban society and isolated them country, in 2018, a resurgent ‘state capitalist’ #Russia proved a timely friend for their political leadership

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
8. in November 2017 in La Havana, #Cuban leader Raul #Castro met with Igor #Sechin, head of #Rosneft. The two discussed the prospect of an energy agreement as #Rosneft looks to expand its activities in #Cuba.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
9..#Rosneft which has already benefited from the economic vacuum in #Venezuela, commenced shipments of oil to #Cuba in May 2017

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
10.#Rosneft is a key deal mentioned in the Steele Dossier, and it involves a Venezuelan company

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

docs.google.com/document/d/1cW…
11.#Rosneft aims to inaugurate joint production projects with the #Cuban oil industry and the modernisation of oil refinery #Cienfuegos.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

rosneft.com/press/news/ite…
12..Amid decreasing shipments of cheap oil from #Venezuela,the enhancement of #Cuba’s oil capacity is pivotal and will provide essential capital

#Rosneft’s #Cuba deal is valued at $105 million

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

reuters.com/article/us-cub…
13.#Russian exports to #Cuba increased by 81% last year, while Russian Railway (RZD) is negotiating the construction of a high-speed railway between #Havana and #Varadero

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

reuters.com/article/us-cub…
14..The #Cuban-#Russian trade diplomacy was also evident in #Putin’s Christmas and New Year’s message to Raul #Castro

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

en.kremlin.ru/events/preside…
15.The economic openings for #Russia in #Cuba cannot be isolated from the #USA When Russia supported the election of #Trump (and #Trump claimed to get along ”very, very well” with #Putin) very few had #Cuba in mind.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin

bbc.com/news/world-us-…
16.#Trump´s ‘America First’ stance has alienated its southern neighbours, allowing #Russia to gain strategic ground in the #Americas through economic pursuits.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
17.#WhiteHouse imposed sanctions affecting trade and travel to #Cuba. #Trump’s #Cuba stance has obstructed many #American businesses seeking opportunities in #Cuba, and depriving #Cuban partners of capital from the #USA

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
18. In order to enhance its global image, #Moscow vows to sustain and deepen the multipolar world order while playing a central role in it

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
19..A significant factor in the emergence of global multipolarity has been the relative decline of #USA power and Western values, and the #Americas currently provide the opportunity for #Russia to undermine these values

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
20.. In #Russia, for several years, generals and legislators have been advocating the opening of a military base in #Cuba. The first mention of returning to a permanent #Russian base in #Cuba occurred in February 2014

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
21. .In May 2014, an agreement known as the Cooperation and Joint Work between the Security Council of #Russia and the National Defense Council of #Cuba was signed. Colonel Alejandro Castro Espin,son of Raul #Castro was a signee

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
22.. In May 2015, the head of Russian espionage, Sergei #Naryshkin, visited #Cuba and invited the #Cuban government to join the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
23.Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).This military group unites the former Soviet republics in the country,military and political arena.#Narishkin emphasized that #Cuba was one of the most reliable allies of the #Kremlin in the #Americas.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin
24.November 2017, The Defense Committee, and the International Relations Committee, said that "the deployment of a #Russian military base in #Cuba would help the security interests" of #Russia and #Cuba.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
25.#Moscow consideres an increase in "#American aggression" worldwide and an intensification in sanctions against #Russian companies and officials that a military presence in #Cuba "would be in the interest of the security” of #Russia

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin
26.If a #Russian base reopens in #Cuba, the island would again be a critical part of #Moscow's foreign policy; a piece to put pressure on #Washington or to trade it for a #USA. base in Europe

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
27. it would be a spectacular show of the #Kremlin’s muscle and a reminder to the #USA that the doors are never closed between #Moscow and #Havana.

#Trump #Russia #Cuba #Putin #TrumpRussiaConspiracy
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