俄考虑在古巴军事部署 Russia Considering Military Deployment in Cuba

21 July, 2008

俄罗斯一份主要报纸说,莫斯科正在考虑在古巴部署军用飞机,如果美国推动在东欧部署导弹防御系统的计划。消息报援引高层但不愿透露姓名的消息来源说,军事部署可能包括图-160轰炸机和图-95战略轰炸机。消息来源说,有关讨论正在进行,但还没有做出任何决定。

莫斯科对美国部署导弹防御系统的计划表示强烈反对。根据美国的部署计划,将在捷克共和国部署导弹制导雷达,并把10枚拦截导弹的基地设在波兰。

俄罗斯还威胁说,如果捷克和波兰同意部署美国的系统,将对布拉格和华沙采取未指明的措施。 布什当局说,部署导弹防御系统的目的是保护美国和欧洲盟友免遭伊朗可能发动的袭击。

A leading Russian newspaper says Moscow is considering stationing military aircraft in Cuba, if the United States moves forward with plans to deploy a missile-defense system in eastern Europe. Quoting a highly placed but unnamed source, the newspaper "Izvestia" says the deployment could include TU-160 bombers and TU-95 strategic bombers. The source is quoted as saying discussions are ongoing, and that no decision has been made.

Moscow has voiced strong opposition to the U.S. deployment plan, under which missile guidance radar would be placed in the Czech Republic and 10 interceptor missiles would be based in Poland.

Russia also has threatened unspecified measures against Prague and Warsaw if they host the U.S. system. The Bush administration says the system is aimed at protecting the United States and its European allies from potential attack by Iran.