Cuba's Christian Liberation Movement Defends Country's Sovereignty
The national coordinator of the Movement, Mr. Eduardo Cardet, protested against Russia intention to deploy weapons in Cuba.
Mr. Cardet, argued that Russia's installation would violate of the sovereignty of the island while the regime of Miguel Díaz Canel kept silence.
On January 16, Dmitri Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary, did not deny that Russia can deploy military infrastructure in Cuba or Venezuela, if the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization do not accept their demands. Moscow wants to force the West to close Ukraine, and any other ex-Soviet territory a door to NATO.
In the context of the current situation, Russia is thinking about how to ensure its own security. We are considering different scenarios, he stated. Regarding Latin America, we cannot forget that we are talking about sovereign countries, he added.
In a statement posted on the MCL website on January 16, Mr. Cardet condemned recent statements by Russian leaders.
Taking advantage of the "weakness" of Western democracies, Putin continues to use of military force for expansion and consolidation of the former Russian empire, he emphasised.
Brazenly and arrogantly from the Kremlin they referred to the possibility of deploying troops in Cuba and Venezuela, trampling on national sovereignty. The Cuban and Venezuelan totalitarian regimes have kept complicit silence, Mr Cardet stated.
We, as citizens, denounce and reject such a serious expression of violation of national sovereignty, he stressed.
Cubans protests in front of Moscow's consulates
The groups of Cuban exiles demonstrated this Saturday in front of the Russian embassies in France and Spain, protesting the possible installation of Russian military bases on the island.
We are demonstrating to tell the Kremlin that, despite the fact that the Cuban government has not made any statement about its intentions to deploy troops in Cuba and Venezuela, ordinary citizens are going to defend Cuban sovereignty, whatever the cost, affirmed Alberto Guadalupe, president of the French Association for Democracy in Cuba.
In Madrid, the exiles also protested in front of the Moscow embassy against possible Russian expansion on the island.