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07 July 2022, 16:14

Belarus' MPs strongly condemn U.S. sanctions against Cuba

MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) – The working group on cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Cuba at Belarus' National Assembly has passed an address to the Cuban people and government, BelTA has learned.

The address was adopted following the meeting of the working group on cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Cuba at Belarus' National Assembly with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cuba to Belarus Santiago Perez Benitez.

“Belarusian parliamentarians highly appreciate friendly ties with the Cuba-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship Group at the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba and strongly condemn the U.S. sanctions against the Island of Freedom. A year after another coup attempt in Cuba, we clearly see that the turning point for Cuba, as well as for Belarus earlier, was a big rally in support of the people's government and the Communist Party of Cuba. At the same time, the American propaganda used absolutely the same mechanisms in Belarus in 2020 and in Cuba in 2021. This is a type of external impact that heavily relies on social media. On the one hand, messengers act as internal channels for coordinating protests, on the other hand, they are a means to imitate allegedly huge external support,” the address reads.

The task of online communities of protesters is to cut off the public from official information and to create new points of protests among non-political groups. “The United States has military structures - the so-called centers of information and psychological warfare – to do this. They use absolutely the same methods in Eastern Europe, China, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, despite huge differences in social systems. This is another testimony that Cuba is part of the international community and that the long-term isolation of the Island of Freedom has not achieved its goals and will never achieve them,” the document reads. “In such a situation special responsibility lies with the Communist Party of Cuba. The party fought back the attempt of another coup d'état, preserved its structures and external diplomatic ties. The United States failed to create a situation of dual power and to impose parallel anti-state groups on the Cuban society. The same tactic of erosion of power was used in Belarus when the West tried to make the government embark on negotiations with the opposition in order to stop protests and start a dialogue. This is a trap that is used to legalize protest groups controlled from the outside. Cuba did not fall for it, which means that it defended its constitutional order,” the address reads.

"This is very important. Often the goal of color revolutions is not direct destabilization but admission of external forces to power under the guise of a constructive opposition. Such persons are much more dangerous than street radicals and rioters, because they are a Trojan horse that is inserted into the state apparatus. Pogroms and riots are, in fact, only a front to split the party and the ruling group, so that traitors within the state can be promoted to leadership roles not from street barricades but allegedly by the people. Belarus is also at the epicenter of a large-scale crisis in Eastern Europe. In our region, the United States has moved from relatively mild mechanisms of destabilization, namely color revolutions, to a direct military conflict in Ukraine, for which it uses the puppet government which it catapulted into power using the same old color revolution. In terms of scale, the military crisis in Europe is unmatched, which means that Cuba and other progressive countries of Latin America are again becoming a strategic territory in terms of military deterrence of the United States, the world policeman,” reads the statement. “Our peoples are on different fronts of the common struggle against imperialism and neo-Nazism. But in every part of this struggle against the U.S. policy that professes world war, violence, famine, and new colonialism, this contribution is crucial. We are different links in one global chain of good, and now each link is being tested for strength."

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