Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez spoke about the risk of military intervention by the United States. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to him, calls on social networks for humanitarian intervention in Cuba can be regarded as a request for military intervention. At the same time, the minister noted that he accuses the US government of direct involvement in the incidents that took place on July 11. Washington is responsible for the events that have occurred and their consequences, Rodriguez concluded.
Earlier, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US needs to support the protesters in Cuba and put pressure on the local government. Pompeo stressed that the protesters in Cuba took to the streets, demanding freedoms.
On July 12, it became known that the Cuban authorities declared a state of emergency in the country amid mass protests against the ruling Communist Party, which broke out for the first time in many years. Opponents of the current government demand free elections and more decisive actions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Against the background of the actions, troops and additional units of the security forces were brought into the capital of the country.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on supporters of the authorities to also take to street demonstrations. He said that he would not allow the situation in the country to be destabilized.