Cuba denounces effects of the blockade;  Panama and Cuba will hold a round of talks;  Russia destroys a mercenary base in Ukraine;  They confirm that Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israelis

CUBA DENOUNCES EFFECTS OF BLOCKADE AT WTO CONFERENCE

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Déborah Rivas, speaking virtually at the 12th. Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), denounced the obstacles caused by the US economic blockade against the Island for the normal development of trade relations. She said that this policy was intensified to unprecedented levels in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it violates the principles and rules of the multilateral trading system. “The blockade is contrary to the purposes and principles of the WTO,” emphasized Rivas, who pointed out that it also violates the development of peoples, undermines the execution of free trade based on the well-being of the population and, therefore, should Being rejected. She asserted: “Cuba will continue betting on a fair, equitable and non-discriminatory multilateral trade system, which allows reducing existing asymmetries and promotes the sustainable development of our peoples.” (LP)

PANAMA AND CUBA WILL HOLD A ROUND OF TALKS ON MIGRATION

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elio Rodríguez Perdomo, is in the Panamanian capital with the aim of participating in the 4th. Round of talks on Panama-Cuba migration issues, next Thursday. As part of his program, the Vice Minister will hold meetings with authorities from the Panamanian Foreign Ministry, representatives of multilateral organizations based in that country and Cuban residents. He will also meet with the Martiana Association of Cuban Residents in Panama and with members of the group of the diplomatic mission of the Island. (CUBAMINREX)

RUSSIA DESTROYS A FOREIGN MERCENARY BASE IN UKRAINE

The Russian Defense Ministry reported a high-precision air-launched missile strike on the Fedorovka region of the Lugansk People’s Republic, which took out a temporary deployment center for foreign mercenaries. He explained that 120 Ukrainian nationalists lost their lives in the action, while two tanks, seven field artillery guns and 11 special vehicles were destroyed. In addition, the Russian Air Force pulverized a large number of weapons and military equipment delivered to the Ukrainians by the US and other European allies. (HISPANTV)

CONFIRM THAT SHIREEN ABU AKLEH WAS KILLED BY ISRAELI SHOOTING

The US newspaper The Washington Post has concluded an investigation into the murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, showing that she was killed by gunfire from Israeli soldiers. Likewise, he acknowledged that the Israeli statements on the subject are not true. The Palestinian correspondent for the Qatari network Al Jazeera was shot in the face on May 11, during a raid by Israeli forces in the city of Jenin, which she reported. (HISPANTV)

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