Cuba in favor of a “serious” diplomatic solution in Ukraine

The Cuban government, a traditional ally of Russia, pleaded on Saturday for a “serious, constructive and realistic” diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine, castigating in passing the resolution presented Friday to the UN Security Council.

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“We plead for a serious, constructive and realistic diplomatic solution to the current crisis in Europe, by peaceful means, which guarantees the security and sovereignty of all, as well as peace, stability and regional and international security”, a said the Havana government.

This text, published on the website of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also criticizes the draft resolution condemning Russian “aggression” in Ukraine, against which Moscow has vetoed.

This project, presented by the United States, “was not designed as a real contribution to the search for solutions to the current crisis”, judged the Cuban government. It is “on the contrary, an unbalanced text, which does not take into account the legitimate concerns of all stakeholders” and “which does not recognize the responsibility of those who favored or launched aggressive actions which precipitated the ‘escalation of this conflict,’ the text added.

Moscow justified its offensive against Ukraine by ensuring that it was a question of protecting the Russian-speaking populations of eastern Ukraine from “genocide” and preventing this country from joining NATO.

The Cuban government also deplores “the loss of life of innocent civilians in Ukraine” and stresses that “it will always oppose”, in the name of the United Nations Charter, “the use or threat of force against any state”.

Cuba had already, just before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, called on the United States and NATO to respond to Russia’s “founded requests for security guarantees”, considering that the latter had the “right to to defend oneself”.

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