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Russian parliament condemns US blockade against Cuba

Russian parliament condemns US blockade against Cuba

Moscow, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The statement against the United States blockade against Cuba, approved on Wednesday by the Council of the Russian Federation (Senate), is part of the country's respect and friendly stance on Cuba, activist Lena Loshkina said.

The head of the Russian Committee for the End of the Blockade against Cuba told Prensa Latina that those sentiments have been very high at every social level since the times of the former Soviet Union.

Loshkina noted that the Committee does not need to call on State Duma’s lawmakers or the Government to support the United Nations resolution against the US blockade against Cuba.

She recalled that in 2003, the Russian Parliament was the first in the world to call on the US Congress to release the five Cuban fighters unjustly held in US prisons for fighting terrorism.

The activist pointed out that a similar statement was formalized in 2007 as a resolution from the Lower House, which was also sent to the US Congress. ‘I would like to emphasize that Russian parliamentarians voted unanimously in both cases,’ she said.

Loshkina stressed that Russia has constantly voted against the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly. ‘And it not only votes, but also supports Cuba, does business with Cuba, something few countries dare to do.’

On Wednesday, the Upper House approved a statement that strongly condemns the Washington’s policy on Cuba, and called for international solidarity in favor of Caribbean island.


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