MOSCOW, July 15 (EFE) — Moscow today called on Washington to lift its blockade of Cuba, a measure to end the massive demonstrations that have rocked the island since last Sunday.
The international community said in a statement, “If Washington is truly concerned about the humanitarian situation in Cuba and wants to help the ordinary Cuban people, we must by revoking the blockade (…) Russian diplomacy.”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zazarova urged Washington to “take an objective position, put an end to hypocrisy and two-bottom policies”.
He also demanded that “the people of Cuba, their government and their people be allowed to solve their problems and decide their fate.”
Zazarova pointed out that the only thing the United States and its followers should do is “not to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state.”
“Independence!” Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the government that raised the slogans. In an unprecedented day that resulted in dozens of arrests and clashes after Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel ordered his supporters to come out to face the protesters.
Cuba witnessed the strongest protests since the so-called “Meleconazzo” of August 1994, the country plunged into a serious economic and health crisis, the epidemic spiraled out of control and there was a severe shortage of food and medicine. Basic products other than prolonged power outages.
Zazarova criticized official White House statements regarding the situation on the island, blaming the Cuban government for being responsible for the instability in the Caribbean nation.
“Washington’s particular cynicism lies in the fact that it carried out a strategy to strangle the country, discriminate against its people, and destroy the economy during the existence of revolutionary Cuba,” he denounced.
The Russian diplomat recalled that the US economic sanctions against Cuba were intensified with sanctions such as the extra-regional Helms-Burton Law (Cuban Independence and Democratic Solidarity Law), which criminalized trade between companies from the island and third countries. used to do.