Castrogonia welcomes Putinian top dog Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov with one of his best pals
Sergei Lavrov and a friend react to Cap’n Obama’s Ukraine policies

The nice mellow reformers who run Castrogonia are meeting  with Russia’s Foreign Minister this week.

His visit coincides with Vladmir Putin’s efforts to annex more of the sovereign nation of Ukraine.  It also coincides with the deployment of two Russian navy vessels to Cuban waters, which the Pentagon has identified as top-notch spy ships.

So, as Vladimir flexes his muscle in search of more land for Grand Putinia, toying with Cap’n Obama and his merry band of Euro-Wimps, he also expands his reach to Latrine America.

Of course, Russians have felt very much at home in Castrogonia for well over half a century.  This latest visit signals no new developments.  But it should serve as a vivid reminder of Castrogonia’s enduring unwillingness to give up its crusade against the USA and NATO.

Meanwhile, it’s beginning to look an awful lot like a bizarre replay mix of 1914 and 1938, with a hint of  Latrine fragrance thrown in, just to make things seem slightly different.

Sergei Lavrov on a good day
Top dog Lavrov poses for paparazzi: “Say Balkans, Sergei, please!”

From Global Post

Putin keeps puttin’ more eggs in his Havana basket

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was expected in Havana Monday for a two day visit, the foreign ministry said, amid high tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Cuba has sided with Russia in the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but has yet to speak directly to the issue.

Lavrov will meet with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, Tuesday morning, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in an invitation to the press to cover the meeting.

Russia’s top diplomat is likely to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro as well.

Moscow and Havana were close allies for 30 years during the Cold War, until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. After a rift under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, they resumed political and economic ties as well as military cooperation.

The United States and the European Union sought to punish Moscow for the crisis Monday with another round of sanctions against Ukrainian and Russian figures and companies.

As pro-Kremlin militias continue to seize government buildings in eastern Ukraine, US and EU authorities decided that Moscow is showing no sign of ‘de-escalating’ the crisis by living up to the Geneva accord reached April 17.

Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov SSV-175 docked in Havana Harbor,
Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov SSV-175 docked in Havana Harbor,