Russia Denies Cuba Bombers Report

Posted On: July 25, 2008 at 9:31 AM By: DanNY

With Fidel Castro openly relishing the prospect of a second missile crisis and a renewed confrontation with America, Russia is denying a report that it will deploy nuclear bombers on the communist island.

TU-160 White SwanAt the United Nations, home to some of the most memorable scenes of the Cold War, Russian diplomats yesterday referred reporters to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry refuting the report in the Russian daily Izvestia.

“We see this sort of anonymous allegation as disinformation and another media hoax,” a spokesman for the ministry, Ilshat Baichurin, said in the statement.

Earlier this week, Izvestia quoted an anonymous Russian air force official as saying crews had arrived in Cuba to lay the groundwork for the deployment of Tu-160 White Swan and Tu-95 Bear nuclear bombers on the island, as part of a Russian plan to counter America’s proposed missile defense system in Eastern Europe.

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