Moscow, June 11 - The Russian Foreign Ministry reiterated its rejection of the resurgence of the policy that the United States maintains today against Cuba and its inclusion in the unilateral list of countries that do not cooperate in the fight against terrorism.
The decision was described as a new hostile act by Washington towards the Caribbean island, reflecting a politically motivated cynicism, said the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs María Zajárova, in statements offered the day before.
We see that the pressure on Cuba from the United States under the Democratic administration not only does not weaken, but, on the contrary, hardens. Continuity and commitment to the legacy of Donald Trump are maintained, he noted.
The diplomat reaffirmed Russia's categorical repudiation of any manifestation of sanctions that violate the United Nations (UN) Charter and the norms of international law.
We strongly reject the prohibitive and restrictive unilateral measures against Havana. We consider absolutely unacceptable any element of pressure on the Cuban government and the citizens of this country, he said.
On June 2, the Council of the Russian Federation (Senate) approved a declaration condemning the blockade of the United States against the Antillean nation and made a call for international solidarity in favor of the island.
The document demanded an end to the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by Washington against Cuba for 60 years, reported the official website of Parliament.
Russian senators stressed that in modern conditions, when the entire world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the US restrictions against Cuba go against the efforts of the world community.
He noted that US policy against the island contradicts the United Nations call for the lifting of sanctions imposed on other countries in the midst of the pandemic.
The Council of the Russian Federation drew attention to the fact that 28 UN General Assembly resolutions on the need to end the US blockade against Cuba were adopted by the overwhelming majority of UN member states.
In recent days, the State Duma (Lower House) presented a draft declaration requesting the UN General Assembly and the parliaments of its member countries to speak out against the US blockade. (Text and photo: PL)