Blinken called Havana’s opinion of US involvement in protests a mistake

Blinken called Havana’s opinion of US involvement in protests a mistake

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Blinken called Havana’s opinion of US involvement in protests a mistake

Washington refutes the words of the Cuban authorities that the United States is behind the protests in Cuba, this is a “serious mistake.” This was announced on July 12 at a briefing by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

“I think it would be a serious mistake for the Cuban regime to interpret what is happening in dozens of cities on the island as a result of what the United States has done, it means that they simply do not hear the voices of the people,” said the senior diplomat. His performance was broadcast in Youtube…

According to Blinken, Cubans are tired of the lack of food, political repression and the inadequate response of the authorities of the island state to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the head of American diplomacy emphasized, it was this discontent that resulted in what is happening in Cuba.

Earlier that day, US President Joe Biden called on the Cuban authorities to refrain from using violence against protesters. The United States has expressed support for the Cuban people, who are enjoying their rights, he added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Moscow considers it unacceptable outside interference in the internal affairs of Cuba. In Russia, they are convinced that the Cuban authorities are taking all the necessary measures to restore public order in the country, the department noted, writes “Gazeta.ru”…

On the eve, thousands of people in Cuba took to the streets to participate in massive peaceful protests against the government. The main complaints were the lack of food, medicine and virtually all basic necessities. People took to the streets in Havana, Palma Soriana, Santiago de Cuba, San Antonio de los Banos and other municipalities.

There were cases of looting of shops with scarce goods.

In turn, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on the communists to take to the streets to prevent possible provocations against the authorities. He also said that the communists are ready to fight in the streets and die for the revolution.

At the same time, US Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan warned the Cuban authorities against using violence against demonstrators.