By G9ija

Major protests erupted across Cuban cities on Sunday as thousands of the island nation’s citizens took to the streets to demand free elections and the resolution of social issues. In response, government and Communist Party supporters held their own marches.

The United States is attempting to foment a “colour revolution” scenario in Cuba, taking a page from the typical playbook tactics Washington used against other “undesired regimes”, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Zakharova noted that the United States has a record of artificially creating dire socio-economic situations in other countries through sanctions and other means and then shifting the blame for it to the ruling governments, as is the case in Cuba now.

The Foreign Ministry representative urged Washington against interfering in Havana’s internal affairs and let Cubans make their own decisions.

The spokeswoman added that if the US is concerned about the humanitarian situation in Cuba and wants to help, they could start “by lifting the blockade that was decried by the entire world community from the very beginning”.