Vladimir Putin (left) with Cuba’s President Raul Castro
TODAY CUBA – Russia has expressed its “unyielding solidarity” with Cuba following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry didn’t wait long to pounce on an apparent opportunity to gain favor over the United States after Trump’s speech last week in Florida, which officials in the Kremlin called “haughty” and likened to “almost forgotten Cold War rhetoric.”
“The new policy on Cuba announced by US President Donald Trump leads us to a forgotten Cold War-style rhetoric,” a Foreign Ministry statement read on Sunday, June 18.
“When the previous Washington administration introduced substantive changes to its policy toward the island, we believed, not without foundation, that