• Short Summary

    AMERICA IS PROBING NEW REPORTS ON A BUILD UP OF CUBAN MILITARY STRENGTH.THE STATE DEPARTMENT?

  • Description

    AMERICA IS PROBING NEW REPORTS ON A BUILD UP OF CUBAN MILITARY STRENGTH.THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED CUBA'S STRENGTHENING IS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY RUSSIAN TECHNICIANS.

    BUT IT'S NOT THOUGHT THERE'S ANY TRUTH IN REPORTS ABOUT A ROUND-THE-CLOCK BUILD UP.SOVIET SHIPS ARE FREQUENT VISITORS TO HAVANA -- TO UNLOAD FOOD AND MILITARY SUPPLIER.AND A DIRECT MOSCOW--HAVANA RUSSIAN JET SERVICE, OPENED UP THIS MONTH, IS ALSO STRENGTHENING THE LINKS.

    AMERICAN ESTIMATES PUT THE NUMBER AT BETWEEN 16-17,000 OF RUSSIANS REMAINING TODAY IN CUBA SINCE THE DISENGAGEMENT OF THE SOVIET MISSILE BASES THERE.ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THESE ARE SAID TO BE ORGANISED INTO COMBAT UNITS.

    THE ESTIMATES PUT THE NUMBER OF MIG JET FIGHTERS IN CUBA AT 100.OTHER FIGURES GIVEN: 500 ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES, 40 COASTAL DEFENCE MISSILES, 350 MEDIUM AND HEAVY TANKS, UP TO 10,000 LORRIES AND 90 HELICOPTERS.

    THE LATEST SHIPMENT UNLOADED OF RUSSIAN LORRIES WAS SEEN FROM THE AMERICAN FREIGHTER, SHIRLEY LYKES, TAKING ON SOME 1,000 CUBANS ALLOWED TO GO TO THE UNITED STATES.THE CUBANS WERE CLOSE RELATIVES OF THE RECENTLY FREED CUBAN INVASION PRISONERS.AND SOME 200 OLD AND SICK PEOPLE.

    BEFORE DEPARTURE, THE CUBANS HAD TO TURN OVER TITLES OF THEIR PROPERTY INCLUDING THEIR CARS, TO THE CUBAN STATE.FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WERE FORBIDDEN TO SEE THEM OFF.IN ALL, 1,200 CUBANS AND CUBAN-AMERICANS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO LEAVE FOR AMERICA THIS WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W0BE2FBBFO1UA9R4G7CZZAOD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W0BE2FBBFO1UA9R4G7CZZAOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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