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Cuba thanks solidarity assistance offers from US people,organizations

Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernández de Cossío on Monday thanked the solidarity assistance offers received from US people and organizations, as Cuba is currently facing up a deadly fire.

Multiple assistance offers from various US people and organizations have been received in the last few hours. We really appreciate it!, the Cuban diplomat live-tweeted.

This is an overly complicated situation, De Cossío added in reference to past Friday´s fire broke out as a lightning struck one oil storage tank in the city of Matanzas.

De Cossío said top priority is to put out the deadly fire, but also added that medicines and medical supplies are necessary as well.

On Saturday, the Cuban diplomat deeply appreciated the condolences and assistances from Americans, as well as the technical advice offer by the US government.

US groups in solidarity with Cuba announced on Sunday they will be launching a campaign to collect funds and medical supplies for the victims of the large-scale fire that continues negatively impacting on the Matanzas oil storage tanks.

Such an initiative, promoted by the Bridges of Love Movement, CodePink Organization and the Italian Agency for Cultural and Economic Exchange with Cuba, also seeks to get some resources to aid the victims.

Bridges of Love Movement called on the US government to lift its hostile blockade and also urged to provide immediate technical assistance to Cuba amid present disaster.

In turn, the Interfaith Foundation for Community Organization IFCO-Pastors for Peace asked all Cuban friends to donate immediate needs to support Cuba.