Russia warship docks in Havana harbour after defence minister announces military expansion plan

February 27, 2014 3:11 PM

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HAVANA - A Russian warship was docked in the Havana harbour on Thursday, a day after the country's defence minister announced plans to expand Russia's worldwide military presence.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 — one of the fleet's Vishnya-class ships, which are generally used for intelligence gathering — drew looks from curious residents as it sat tied up at the cruise terminal in Old Havana. Both Russian and Cuban flags fluttered from its guy wires.

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