Castro death "a loss both for the Cubans and for the mankind" - Kosachev

Fidel Castro died on Nov. 26 at the age of 90.

Cuba led by Fidel Castro experienced most tough pressure from outside and proved ineffectiveness of sanctions and isolation, name of the Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro will remain in the global history forever, Head of the Russian parliament’s upper house international affairs committee Konstantin Kosachev told TASS on Nov. 26, following information about Fidel Castro’s death.

Fidel Castro’s death, the senator said, is a loss "both for the Cubans and for the mankind."

"His scale was global, and he has influenced the global history," he continued, adding "words of the kind are not applicable to every politician going to the eternity."

"Fidel Castro’s name without doubts would remain in the human history forever," he said. "No doubt, Cuba led by Fidel experienced toughest pressure from outside, defending its sovereignty and the right for own development following own, not brought from outside, national interests."

The decisions of the U.S., and then of the EU, to return to normal relations with Cuba "demonstrate clearly the policies of sanctions and international isolation cannot bring results if it is opposed by consolidated will of a nation, united by its leader."

"Fidel has always been the national leader of the kind for his people," the Russian politician said.

Leader of the Cuban Revolution, the leader of the first socialist country in the Western hemisphere Fidel Castro, died on Nov.26 at the age of 90, President Raul Castro told the state television. "Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz has passed away," he said, adding the body would be cremated as Fidel had wished.

First published by TASS

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