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Russian Spy Ship stops in Cuba

WASHINGTON — A Russian spy ship visited Havana, Cuba while Russia is facing significant challenges from Ukraine. It was an unannounced visit and was a show of strength from Russia.

vladimir putin smiling [1]Reuters reported [2] that the Viktor Leonov SSV-175, an intelligence ship, docked in the Havana harbor.

Russia is upset at how its ally, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, was ousted by the Ukrainian parliament [3]. Pro-European Union protesters eventually put pressure on the government after months of protests.

Russia recently said it would not send a large financial aid package [4], possibly worth up to $15 billion, to a cash-strapped Ukraine.