As US-Russian relations rise, a nuclear-powered Russian submarine is scheduled to visit Cuba.

Amidst escalating tensions with the US over the conflict in Ukraine

Cuba's communist authorities have announced

a Russian nuclear-powered submarine

which will not be carrying nuclear weapons—will visit Havana next week.

Cuba's Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces released

a statement on June 12th, stating that the nuclear submarine Kazan

and three additional Russian naval vessels

and three additional Russian naval vessels

the missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov, an oil tanker,

and a salvage tug—will dock in the country's capital

The ministry stated, "Since none of the vessels are carrying nuclear weapons