Russian Spy Ship Returns to Cuba (to Monitor EU Talks)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
During the first round of normalization talks between the U.S. and Cuba, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson was greeted in Havana by a Russian spy ship, The Viktor Leonov.

Then, Jacobson's second visit to Havana "coincided" with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong's visit; a pro-Nicolas Maduro protest and the arrest of over 100 Cuban dissidents.

Today, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, made her first visit to Cuba.

Mogherini was greeted by the same Russian spy ship, The Viktor Leonov, which had returned to the Port of Havana and with a "coincidental" visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

This was a not-so-subtle reminder of Cuba's support for Russia's aggression against the Ukraine.

Clearly, none of these are acts of "good-faith" by Castro's regime.

Nonetheless, they will continue and become more egregious -- as Castro (now) knows there will be no consequences.

It's a win-win for him.