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Cuba condemns interference in Russia’s internal affairs

1-lam-brunoCuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday condemned Western countries’ interference in Russia’s internal affairs and reaffirmed his solidarity with Russian authorities.

The Cuban foreign minister posted his statement on his Twitter account.

Russia denounced the provocation orchestrated by the West, particularly the United States, after supporting protests organized by followers of opposition blogger Alexei Navalni, prosecuted in two court cases, in several cities of the country.

According to Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the publication by the US Embassy of a list of Russian cities with the route of the demonstrations is an act of interference in the internal affairs of the country.

For her part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented that an action of open interference like this, if it had been done in Washington, would already be the reason for a great scandal, sanctions against Russia, expulsion of its diplomats and other measures.

US Embassy’s officials should respond with arguments their decision to participate in the provocation against public order in Russia, the spokeswoman said.

According to Moscow media, some 4,000 people staged a rally in that capital, and in some places the number of Western journalists almost exceeded that figure.

(Taken from Prensa Latina)

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