Cuba Appreciates Russia’s Permanent Support against U.S. Blockade

Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated Friday its gratitude to Russia for the permanent support of its government, parliament, and people for the demand to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for six decades.

Through its official Twitter account, the Cuban Foreign Ministry expressed gratitude for Russia’s rejection of the Helms Burton Act, which internationalizes the blockade, and threatens the denial of credits and financial aid to countries and organizations that favor or promote cooperation with Cuba.

These unilateral measures by Washington were recently intensified with the application of Title III of the aforementioned act, which allows claims in US courts for confiscated property (as the nationalizations of the Cuban Revolution are referred to) from 1959.

In late July, the foreign ministers of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez, and Russia, Sergey Lavrov, expressed in Havana their countries’ willingness to continue strengthening ties of friendship and cooperation in the face of Washington’s hostile measures.

According to Rodriguez, in the conversations held with Lavrov, he noted their agreement in many areas, such as the need to preserve peace, strengthen the role of international organizations, and collaboration for mutual benefit in areas of bilateral interest.

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