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Putin and Cuban president face off: We have a common enemy, the Yankee empire

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The tone of the two leaders’ statements recalled the Cold War period, when Cuba was at the center of the confrontation between the US and the then Soviet Union.

THE Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cuban counterpart of Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is visiting Moscow, showed today a united front against the “Yankee empire”, the USA, which the Cuban president called a “common enemy”.

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Diaz-Canel is one of the few foreign leaders to visit Russia since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been roundly condemned around the world.

The tone of the two leaders’ statements recalled the Cold War period, when Cuba was at the center of the confrontation between the US and the then Soviet Union.

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“The Soviet Union, (later) Russia always supported the Cuban people in their struggle for independence, for their sovereignty,” Putin told the Cuban president at the start of a news conference held by the two leaders.

“(The Cuban people) have always been against various types of restrictions, embargoes, blockades,” the Russian president added, as Moscow has been subject to unprecedented international sanctions since late February over its invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian president was pleased to “see Cuba adopting the same attitude (today) towards our country”.

The two leaders also unveiled a statue in Moscow of Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for nearly 50 years and died in 2016.

Putin hailed “a brilliant man” who “was able to analyze everything that was happening in the world.”

Díaz-Canel, who has been in power since 2019, for his part condemned the American “imperialism” that Castro has always hated.

“Russia and Cuba are subject to ongoing unfair and arbitrary sanctions, and (the two countries) have a common enemy, the Yankee empire that manipulates much of the world,” he said.

“People have to ask themselves: why are rules imposed on us? Who enforces these rules?” he said, pointing to the US, Kiev’s diplomatic and military ally against Moscow since February.

Despite a relative easing in relations between Washington and Havana in recent years, US-Cuban relations remain marked by deep differences, particularly over immigration.

The Cuban president is on a 10-day tour, with stops in Algeria, Russia, Turkey and China last week to boost the island nation’s energy sector, which has suffered from prolonged power outages and fuel shortages.

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I have worked as a journalist for over 8 years. I have written for many different news outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN. I have also published my own book on the history of the world. I am currently a freelance writer and editor, and I am always looking for new opportunities to write and edit interesting content.

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