"Cuba today is basically in a state of martial law and in many of the major cities across the country, troops are stationed—security forces are stationed—and the message is clear," Rubio told Baier. "They are also continuing to repress people... The only difference between now and the past some of it is being documented and posted on social media for the world to see
"Russia is already there," he said. "They have an intelligence station and so do the Chinese. It's the model they follow everywhere in the world. It may not eve be directly Russian troops [but] private contractors that are basically Russian troops that they send around the world."
"This is what they have done in place after place—in Venezuela and Syria and eastern Ukraine and so there is no doubt in my mind that if the Cuba government requests it, the Russian will provide that," Rubio said of the Russians.
"This is a bloodbath 90 miles off of our shores. It's destabilizing. I want to know what Joe Biden is going to do when 1,000 special forces from Russia arrive on Cuban territory to help the Cuba regime. That's what's coming next," Rubio warned.