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[[Soccer===]>>] Today: Cuba vs Ukraine live online 30 September 2023


14 minutes ago — Hundreds of Cubans have joined the Russian military to fight in Ukraine, apparently lured by promises of money and Russian citizenship from ...


This is just the latest in a long series of criminal enterprises run by the Cuban government. And any time they've gotten caught, historically, their first act is to deny it and then imprison some individuals as proof that they had no knowledge. FADEL: So really covering their tracks, in your view? SIMMONS: Correct. And this has been - this type of endeavor has been going on for about 60 years, starting with terrorist support and then them serving as the proxies for intelligence efforts on behalf of Russia and others, drug trafficking. So it's just - it's institutionalized criminal enterprise by the Havana government. FADEL: Now, Cuba has made it very publicly clear, at least tried to say, that they have nothing to do with the war in Ukraine, that they had nothing to do with these recruits of Cubans to go fight in the war. Is that about placating the U. S. and telling the U. S., we're not involved? SIMMONS: It goes back to the - their deniability. Cuba is a police state, and they proudly boast that. A million Cuban residents are part of what's called the Committees and Defense of the Revolution, which is essentially a neighborhood snitch program. So the idea that someone could be running a mercenary ring without the government's knowledge is ludicrous. Cuba Arrests 17 People It Accuses of Recruiting for Sep 8, 2023 — The ministry has not said how many people were affected, or whether any had traveled to Russia or Ukraine. Live news team in Seoul, has edited ... Cuba says it dismantled human trafficking ring recruiting for Russia's war in UkraineRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez, shake hands during a meeting in Havana on April 20. Ramon Espinosa/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez, shake hands during a meeting in Havana on April 20. Why Cubans are fighting for Russia in Ukraine Sep 19, 2023 — The Cuban government said citizens living in Russia and "even some in Cuba" had been trafficked. Cuba says human traffickers luring citizens to Russia's war Sep 5, 2023 — and weapons and assigned to a Russian military unit in Ukraine Ukraine live briefing. Scott Hamilton, a retired U.S. diplomat, said ... Russia-Ukraine war updates: New Russian push less likely 3 days ago — Earlier this month, Cuba announced the arrests of 17 people linked to a “trafficking network that operates from Russia” to recruit Cubans for “ ... Volleyball Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 9 hours ago — Men's Olympic Volleyball Qualifying Tournaments: Pool A fixtures ; 6 Oct, Brazil vs Cuba, 10:00 ; 6 Oct, Italy vs Iran, 13:30 ; 6 Oct, Ukraine vs ... Cuba accuses Russia of quietly recruiting its citizens into the war in UkraineCuba accuses Russia of quietly recruiting its citizens into the war in Ukraine NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Chris Simmons, an expert in Cuban spycraft, about Cuba charging that Cubans have been conscripted into fighting in Ukraine in exchange for Russian citizenship. Deal 'with the devil': Meet the Cubans who've joined Russia's 6 days ago — Cuba's foreign ministry vowed to act “energetically” against efforts to entice Cubans to join Russia's war effort, adding: “Cuba is not part of ... September 6, 20235:09 AM ET Cuba accuses Russia of quietly recruiting its citizens into the war in Ukraine NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Chris Simmons, an expert in Cuban spycraft, about Cuba charging that Cubans have been conscripted into fighting in Ukraine in exchange for Russian citizenship. LEILA FADEL, HOST: It sounds like a chapter out of a Cold War-era novel. Cuba says a covert and, as of yet, unnamed group has been recruiting citizens living on the island and in Russia to fight in the ongoing war in Ukraine. " Without giving details, Cuba says it has begun prosecuting those suspected of being involved in the recruitment. The statement strikes a rare note of discord between the two allies. Historically, the Cuban government has had close relations the Russian government since Cuba's revolution in 1959 and sided with Moscow during the Cold War. The Russian foreign minister traveled to Cuba in April as part of a tour of Russia's Latin American allies and, most recently, the Cuban defense minister held talks with his counterpart in Moscow. At the end of last year, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. How Russia Is Recruiting Cubans To Fight in Ukraine Sep 18, 2023 — The plea for help went viral. Similar stories began to surface, as Cubans posted online and called into talk shows to ask for information about ...


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