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Russian Senate issues statement against US blockade against Cuba

Russian Senate issues statement against US blockade against Cuba

Moscow, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Russia's Federation Council (Senate) on Wednesday issued a statement on the need to end the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, the Parliament's official website reported.
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The draft of the document was approved on May 31 at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the press release, which announced its adoption on Wednesday.

On May 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov drew attention on the systemic problem associated with the US blockade against Cuba, during a joint press briefing with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Moscow.

‘The UN General Assembly annually adopts a resolution that reflects the UN policy on this issue. The document is systematically approved by an overwhelming majority of votes,’ the diplomat warned in statements to Prensa Latina.

On June 23, Cuba will again submit the draft resolution to the UN General Assembly. The document is entitled ‘Necessity to Put an End to the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America on Cuba’.

According to Cuban authorities, the blockade was tightened during the current epidemiological situation by preventing the purchase of equipment and other supplies to fight Covid-19.

According to the document, between April 2019 and March 2020, the United States’ coercive measures as part of the blockade caused losses worth more than five billion dollars in a year for the first time in six decades.


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