Today Vladimir Putin signed a decree about pardon of American spy Edmund Pope. The decree was signed during the President’s visit to Cuba. Now the United States are so happy that they are ready to shut their eyes to the reconstruction of friendly relationship between Russia and the Island of Freedom. There is no doubt that Cuba is of strategic interest of Russia. USA will scarcely be content with the reconstruction of the relationship between Russia and Cuba, which used to be friends in the epoch of Khruschev. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Cuba would not cause a serious diplomatic scandal. But it could cause some friction, if it were not Pope, convicted of espionage. Now the happy American is returning home by plane sent exclusively for him, and the Russian President is freely talking to Fidel Castro.
The United States has imposed new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which still remains under construction