Ukraine joins international statement in support of Cubans.

Ukraine has joined a statement of the democracies in support of the people of Cuba, who are suffering from the oppression of the regime due to peaceful demonstrations for the realization of common rights and freedoms.

The statement was published on the official website of the U.S. Department of State on Monday.

“On July 11, tens of thousands of Cuban citizens participated in peaceful demonstrations across the country to protest deteriorating living conditions and to demand change,” the document reads.

They exercised universal freedoms of expression and assembly, rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights, the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and the European Convention on Human Rights.

“We call on the Cuban government to respect the legally guaranteed rights and freedoms of the Cuban people without fear of arrest and detention. We urge the Cuban government to release those detained for exercising their rights to peaceful protest,” the statement says.

Democracies call for press freedom and for the full restoration of Internet access, which allows economies and societies to thrive.

“The international community will not waver in its support of the Cuban people and all those who stand up for the basic freedoms all people deserve,” the document says.

The statement was released by the Governments of Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, and the United States of America.

As Ukrinform reported, last week the Biden administration announced new sanctions against a Cuban official and a government special brigade that it says was involved in human rights abuses during a government crackdown on protests on the island earlier this month.

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