Cuba condemns anti-Russia hysteria, opposes NATO expansion
Cuba's Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, says the United States is behind the current anti-Russia "hysteria".
"We strongly reject the media and propaganda hysteria triggered by the US government against Russia, and we firmly oppose NATO's expansion towards the borders of that sister nation," the Minister said on Twitter on Saturday.
We strongly reject the media and propaganda hysteria triggered by the US government against Russia, and we firmly oppose NATO's expansion towards the borders of that sister nation.— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) February 19, 2022
Russia has repeatedly expressed concern over NATO's military activity on its western border and said the West's fixation of an alleged impending Russian "invasion" of Ukraine is being used as a pretext to advance NATO's military presence to the east of Europe.
The self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic registered 31 instances of the Ukrainian military violating the ceasefire over the past 24 hours, Lugansk Military Spokesperson Ivan Filiponenko revealed Saturday.
"Over the past 24 hours alone, Ukrainian militants violated the ceasefire 31 times and shelled 16 settlements of the republic. Weapons banned by the Minsk agreements were actively used," Filiponenko said in a statement.
Lugansk received "new facts on the build-up of the Ukrainian Armed Forces troops in the zone of the so-called operation of the combined forces."