RUSSIA PROMISES MORE SUPPORT FOR CUBA, INCLUDING MILITARY TECHNICAL

HAVANA, July 25th Russia has vowed more support to Cuba in various fields, including defense…

in order to shield Cuba against U.S. sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla during a trip to Havana, where Moscow sought to further develop Cold War-era relations in the face of a hard-line administration in Washington.

The top Russian diplomat criticized President Donald Trump’s decision in April to impose new trade restrictions on Cuba, actions he dismissed as “unacceptable” and “unlawful economic coercion.”

“We shall fully support Cuba’s people not only politically, not only morally, not only by means of developing military-technical cooperation but also through encouraging trade and economic projects to help the country’s economy become more resistant to all kinds of external threats,” Lavrov said.

“I hope that we will succeed,” he added. “Today, we talked about this in detail. The economic departments of our two countries are constantly working on this.”

 RUSSIA PROMISES MORE SUPPORT FOR CUBA, INCLUDING MILITARY TECHNICAL
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is pictured during a joint press conference with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez (out of frame) after a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Havana, July 24. Moscow pledged to support Havana in the face of Washington’s economic restrictions.AFP/GETTY IMAGES
(newsweek)