Cuban President Raul Castro criticized anti-Russian sanctions saying they are harmful for Europe.
"The plan to impose sanctions against Russia will damage Europe, increase instability and bring new threats," Castro said during a session at the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The Cuban leader also underscored that NATO’s attempt to come close to the Russian borders is a serious threat to peace and international security.
Since the Ukrainian conflict escalated in April 2014, the European Union, the United States and their allies have imposed a number of economic sanctions against Moscow, blaming it for interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, and called the sanctions counterproductive.