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Russia ships about 25,000 tons of wheat to Cuba

The ceremony of handing over a batch of wheat took place on the territory of the cargo terminal of the port of Havana

HAVANA, February 16. /TASS/. Russia on Wednesday transferred humanitarian aid containing at least 25,000 of wheat to Cuba in a ceremony at the Havana port, according to a TASS reporter.

"Despite all the challenges, Russia and Cuba continue to develop their strategic relations based on the spirit of friendship, solidarity and mutual liking between our peoples. <... > I am sure that the arrival of this new shipment of wheat will provide real support to many people here in Cuba," said Russian Ambassador to the country Andrey Guskov.

"We regard the selfless assistance of the Russian government and people as invaluable, showing that the only way to resist the reality that’s been imposed on us is cooperation and mutual assistance," said Ana Teresita Gonzalez, Cuba’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade.

Last year, Russia also sent humanitarian supplies to the Caribbean country. A total of 83 tons of medicines and medical supplies arrived in Havana from Moscow in January 2022, and about 20,000 tons of wheat in April.