Cuba thanks Russia for a donation of 19,526 tons of wheat

Cuba thanks Russia for a donation of 19,526 tons of wheat

(EFE).- Cuba thanked this Thursday for a donation of 19,526 tons of wheat from the Russian Government, which reached the island a month late due to Western sanctions on Moscow for the invasion of Ukraine.

The Cuban authorities received in an act at the Ministry of the Agri-Food Industry the support of the Russian Government, which has already sent food and medical supplies to the Island in the last year, which is going through a serious economic crisis.

The Russian ambassador to Cuba, Andrei Guskov, assured that this “important consignment” of “humanitarian cargo” had problems because the shipowner could not be paid “due to the sudden disconnection of several Russian banks” from the SWIFT international payment system.

He added that this measure was due to “the events around Ukraine”, to refer to the Russian invasion of the neighboring country, and stressed that Moscow is determined to continue supporting Cuba.

“We are willing to continue doing so, to the best of our ability. Even in the complicated global scenario that we are witnessing,” the ambassador added.

Guskov assured that this “important item” of “humanitarian cargo” had problems because the shipowner could not be paid “due to the sudden disconnection of several Russian banks”

He affirmed that the “unilateral sanctioning attitude” of some countries will not triumph against the “firm will” of Russia and Cuba to maintain their bilateral “strategic association”, based on “friendship and solidarity.”

Guskov, who compared the sanctions against Russia with the United States embargo on Cuba, referred to three recent donations from his country with food and medical supplies.

Cuba has received in recent months several donations from Russia, the United States, Japan, Nicaragua and Vietnam, among other countries, from both governments and private groups.

Most of the contributions were medical supplies and basic food, but in some cases several dozen buses were delivered.

Last year, the Island received 135 donations from 40 countries, mostly medical supplies and equipment for immunization and the fight against the pandemic, according to official data.

Cuba has been going through a serious crisis for months due to the combination of the covid-19 pandemic, the US embargo and failures in national macroeconomic management.

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