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Russia urges US to lift economic sanctions, stop interference in Cuba

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Moscow: The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged US not to interfere in Cuba's domestic affairs and calling on Washington to lift economic sanctions against the island nation.

Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova issued a statement on Thursday which said that the US has deliberately been destroying Cuba's economy with its decade-long embargo and policies aimed at discriminating its people.

"We urge Washington not to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state," the spokesperson said.

She also pointed out that keeping Cuba in the US list of state sponsors of terrorism has hindered the country's development and "integration into global political processes."

According to Zakharova, US is pursuing a policy aimed at escalating tension and aggravating the socio-economic situation of the country by provoking anti-government sentiment in Cuba amid Covid pandemic.

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