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Russian foreign ministry condemn US’ further sanctions against Cuba

The fresh round of sanctions was imposed in mid-November

MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. Russia’s foreign ministry has condemned the United States’ further sanctions against Cuban organizations as hampering the country’s development.

"We resolutely condemn the latest measure. Once again we have to state that such actions that are geared to toughen pressure on Havana create extra problems for Cuba’s socio-economic development in the context of ongoing changes in that country," the ministry said on Monday.

"Making such steps, Washington only averts the overwhelming majority of representatives of the world community who understand the harmfulness and futility of the policy towards economic stiffening of Cuba. A consolidated answer to such policy of the unilateral sanctions that run counter to international law was given on November 1 when yet another United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for termination of the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba imposed by the United States was passed practically unanimously (with only the United States and Israel being against)," the ministry said.

In mid-November, the US Department of State supplemented its sanction list with 26 more Cuban organizations prohibiting its citizens to have any direct financial transactions with these entities. The list includes hotels in Havana and in Cuban resorts, real estate companies, etc.