US alarmed with Russia-Cuba oil exploration

Russia has agreed to join the search for oil in deep waters between Cuba and Florida, thereby reviving fears among Americans of a possible environmental catastrophe – a large oil spill. Last month, under the supervision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian companies Rosneft and Zarubezhneft signed an agreement with Cuba on the exploration of offshore oil deposits off the coast of Cuba.

The agreement also covers the construction of the equipment of offshore drilling rigs in the Cuban port of Mariel, as well as the creation of a pipeline network and a helipad. Continue reading