Moscow, May 10.- Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said, on Tuesday, during a meeting with six Cuban heroes that the US economic blockade against the island ''does not lead anywhere''.

"We believe that the process of normalization of relations reflects the awareness of our American colleagues of the lack of prospects in imposing any kind of sanction, and in having double standards," he said.

The minister met with the Cuban Five, who served sentences of more than 15 years in the United States while trying to prevent violent actions against their country.

The meeting was also attended by the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Orlando Cardoso, who suffered 10 years of imprisonment in Somalia after being taken prisoner while serving an international mission in Ethiopia, as well as the Cuban ambassador to Moscow, Emilio Lozada.

The head of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov, confessed that the article by Fidel Castro, 'Brother Obama', was studied with great interest by the Foreign Ministry, which considers that Havana and Moscow have developed their relationship on the basis of the principles contained in the text.

Referring to the Cuban heroes, Lavrov emphasized that they have became a symbol of tenacity and endurance in the struggle for sovereignty, maintaining the identity of their country, and defending the right of a people to preserve their own development model.

The potential that you have now will be very valuable in the people-to-people diplomacy you are carrying out, added the minister, who reiterated Russia's gratitude for the presence of this delegation.

The visit coincides with celebrations for the 71st anniversary of the victory over fascism.

He recalled the presence of Cuban President Raul Castro in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of this event, as a very significant fact, which is testament to the close ties between the two countries.

He added that Moscow continues to honor the memory of the Cubans who died in the ranks of the Red Army against Nazism, an event that is recorded on a plaque and in documents, he said in reference to Enrique Vilar and Aldo Vivo.

Lavrov criticized the fact that some countries insist on rewriting the history of the Second World War to misrepresent the role of to the Soviet Union in the defeat of the fascist threat to humanity.

Gerardo Hernandez, in the name of his fellow visitors, gave thanks for the invitation to the Victory Day military parade which was held in Red Square on Monday, which he considered a privilege, as well as for the meeting with Lavrov.(Prensa Latina)


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