Cuban deputy prime minister talks with Russian communist leader;  Ecuador maintains the national strike;  Europe affected with decrease in Russian gas;  Julian Assange will appeal extradition to the US

CUBAN VICE PRIME MINISTER DIALOGS WITH RUSSIAN COMMUNIST LEADER

Cuban Vice Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas spoke with the president of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Guennady Ziugánov, and directors of that political force. During the dialogue, both leaders addressed different current national and international issues and recalled the historic relations of solidarity, friendship and brotherhood between both peoples and governments, as well as the importance of guaranteeing their continuity. The Russian leader reiterated the position of his party against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US against Cuba and the need for its immediate lifting. (LP)

ECUADOR MAINTAINS THE NATIONAL STRIKE FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE DAY

Leonidas Iza, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), the movement that called the protests, assured that they will continue until President Guillermo Lasso responds to the anti-neoliberal demands requested by the people. He said: “The Ecuadorian president should focus less on following the policies of the International Monetary Fund if he wants to fix the economic and social problems that Ecuadorians experience every day.” The protests continue today for the seventh consecutive day despite the declaration of a state of emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Imbabura, which allows the police to brutally repress the mobilizations. In addition, an attack was reported on the car in which Iza was traveling and the addition of more sectors of the population to the protest, such as the state oil company Petroecuador. (LP)

EUROPE AFFECTED BY DECREASE IN RUSSIAN GAS

European energy companies draw on gas reserves that they normally use during the winter season, due to reduced supplies of the hydrocarbon from Russia. The Russian state company Gazprom turned off the motor of a second gas turbine from the Siemens company last Wednesday because the German company has not yet returned the technical equipment used to pump the gas, which was being repaired in Canada, and it was not returned due to to Canadian sanctions. The German Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, assured that his country must take additional measures to save gas and asked to resort to charcoal (RT)

JULIAN ASSANGE WILL APPEAL EXTRADITION TO THE US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s defense lawyers will appeal the British government’s decision to extradite him to the US because of the possibility that the Australian journalist may not get a fair trial in that country. The legal team promised to exhaust all instances in the British justice system and will also go to the European Court of Human Rights, seeking to reverse the extradition measure. (Telesur)

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