Russia set to reopen Soviet-era spy post on Cuba: source
Published on Jul 17, 2014 7:02 AM
MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia has reached a provisional agreement with Cuba to reopen a big Soviet-era base on the Caribbean island from which it once spied in the United States, a Russian security source said on Wednesday.
The move comes as US-Russian relations have reached a post-Cold War low in a dispute over Ukraine.
"A framework agreement has been agreed," the source told Reuters, confirming a report in the daily Kommersant newspaper that the reopening was approved in principle during a visit to Cuba last week by President Vladimir Putin.
In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to comment, noting there was no formal announcement from Moscow.
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