At the plenary
meeting, the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast) recalled that in 2022 the UN General Assembly for the thirtieth time considered the issue of lifting sanctions and ending the blockade that the United States of America imposed on Cuba: 185 countries voted for the end of the blockade, two countries were against — the USA and Israel.
“There is no coincidence that we adopt this appeal today, because every year there are more and more supporters of such decision, as you can see. There are two countries left that did not support it. Since the sanctions and blockade were announced, Cuba has lost $159 billion. The United States of America has caused enormous damage to Cuba,” emphasized Vyacheslav Volodin.
According to the Chairman of the State Duma, Israel supporting the blockade of Cuba should think about the company it joined.
“Just think: everything that happens in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is also linked with the United States of America. Friendship with this country does not lead to good things. And such an alliance in relation to Cuba does not cause any admiration, only regret,” stressed Vyacheslav Volodin.
“We have good relations with Israel. But how can it be? In Cuba, people have been living under a severe blockade since 1962. Either there is no electricity, or there is no food. Of course, our country provides assistance, but it would be right for Israel, also experiencing difficulties today, to understand how difficult it is to unite and support in the United Nations. Then the United States of America will be alone,” said the Chairman of the State Duma.
Vyacheslav Volodin noted that Russia had always stayed together with Cuba, and Cuba supported our country in the most difficult times. “Therefore, it would be right for us all to support the decision proposed by our colleague, because such unity should once again show everyone that we are on the right path. The world must be multipolar. And the sanctions that the United States of America imposed on Cuba will not lead to anything good. The USA will still have to pay the costs and damages to Cuba,” said the Chairman of the State Duma.