Cuban authorities have uncovered an international human trafficking ring.
The victims are being sent overseas to fight for Russia in the War against Ukraine, according to a statement Cuban authorities released on Monday.
Cuba’s foreign ministry said, “Cuba is not part of the war in Ukraine…and Cuba will act against human trafficking aimed at recruiting Cubans as mercenaries.”
The Interior Ministry detected and is working on the neutralization and dismantling of a human trafficking network.
Cuba said it had already begun prosecuting cases in which its citizens had been coerced into fighting in Ukraine.