[Ed. – Past time for that wheezing old collapsed steam calliope of a socialist regime to go.]
“In Russia, Cuba has partners and dependable friends,” Medvedev told a news conference.
“With President Miguel Diaz-Canel we’ve decided to reinforce our strategic cooperation,” he added, unveiling agreements covering scientific cooperation, customs, nuclear medicine and the railway sector.
Diaz-Canel announced he would travel to Moscow at the end of the month to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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Medvedev’s visit comes at a crucial juncture for Cuba as it faces fuel shortages due to a US embargo — first imposed in 1962 — targeting ships transporting Venezuelan oil, Cuba’s main supplier of crude.
Washington accuses Cuba of providing military support to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, whom the US is trying to oust in favor of his domestic rival Juan Guaido.