Russia has announced that it will be sending humanitarian aid to Cuba.
A statement from the office of Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yury Borisov says the Russian authorities will send at least one batch of humanitarian aid to Cuba before the year’s end. Borisov is currently in Cuba on a working visit on the instruction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The statement went on to say that, “Russia will continue to provide aid to its strategic partner and before the end of the year another batch of humanitarian aid will be sent to Cuba. Russia delivered several batches of humanitarian aid to Cuba during the pandemic. These are food products, as well as basic necessities and medicines, artificial lung ventilators, oxygen stations and other items”.
Yesterday, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas. During the meetings, the issues of boosting trade and economic cooperation between the countries were discussed as well as the ways of the further development of joint projects on Cuban territory.
The communist Caribbean republic has been facing more hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and further tightening of the US trade embargo.