Moscow wants to help Cuba and Caracas against US sanctions

Moscow wants to help Cuba and Caracas against US sanctions

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Russia considers illegal the new US sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba and intends to do its utmost to support these two allied countries of Moscow, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov, quoted Thursday by the RIA news agency.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton unveiled Wednesday a new round of sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela, the Trump administration seeking to increase pressure on the regime of Nicolas Maduro and countries that provide support.

In a speech to veterans of the 1961 Bay of Pigs operation, John Bolton announced that five Cuban names had been added to the US blacklist, including that of Aerogaviota, an army-owned company. Cuban.

Washington also intends to introduce new restrictions on remittances to Cuba and put an end to the mechanisms that allow Havana to obtain foreign currency. He wants to finally ban the Cuban central bank from accessing the dollar.

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