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Discussion About : # Ethiopian alliance with Soviet Union, Cuba

1977 | After the continuation of the offensieve by the EPLF, the derg becomes pro-Soviet wing under Mengistu for aid of more weapons As a return service for the "alliance" the "Soviet Union" is granted access of Dahlak islands and Massaua as a military marine base <b>No reversal at the Western powers </b> The alliance between Ethiopia and the "Soviet Union" has no consequences at the Western powers concerning Eritrea. Eritrea does not receive support. To the contrary: The Western powers try to keep the connection with Mengistu by economic and humanitarian help: by strategical reasons

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