Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov asserted during a meeting with six Cuban heroes at the headquarters of that Ministry in Moscow that the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba "does not lead anywhere," Prensa Latina reported.
We believe that the process of normalization of relations reflects the awareness of out U.S. colleagues about the lack of prospect of adoopting any kind of sanctions, and on the use of double standards, he stated.
Also participating in the meeting, in addition to the five antiterrorists, was the Hero of the Republic of Cuba Orlando Cardoso, who suffered 10 years of imprisonment in Somalia, while serving an internationalist mission in Ethiopia, and Emilio Lozada, Havana’s ambassador to Moscow.
The Russian FM confessed that at the Foreign Ministry they studied with great interest the article by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, entitled Brother Obama, and they consider that on the basis of the principles contained in that letter Havana and Moscow develop their relationships.
Referring to the Cuban heroes, Lavrov emphasized that they became a symbol of tenacity, resistance in the struggle for sovereignty, maintenance of the identity of their country and defense of the right of a people to preserve their own development model.
The potential that you now have will be very valuable in the people to people diplomacy you are developing, added the minister, who reiterated the gratitude of Russia for the presence of this delegation coinciding with celebrations for the 71st anniversary of the victory over fascism.
Gerardo Hernandez, representing the visiting delegation, expressed his appreciation for the invitation to the military parade on Victory Day held the previous day at Red Square, which he considered a privilege, as well as the meeting with the Russian FM.