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Russian warships arrive in Cuba, including nuclear submarine

CUBA — The U.S. is tracking a show of force just 100 miles from Florida’s coast.

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Cuba has welcomed four Russian Warships into Havana Bay, including a nuclear-powered submarine.

Russia is beginning military drills with Cuba for the first time in 16 years.

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Russian officials said the ships have already conducted drills in the Atlantic, simulating long-range missile strikes.

The Pentagon says Russian ships routinely dock in Havana.

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“We, of course, take it seriously, but these exercises don’t pose a threat to the United States,” said deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh.

These exercises come as the Biden administration widens sanctions on Moscow.

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