Cuba’s president warned Wednesday evening that the state faces a looming power disaster due to absence of diesel gasoline, but he hopes to stay away from blackouts in coming times.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed U.S. sanctions for shortages and warned Cubans to get ready to see speedy effects from the absence of fuel.

“There may perhaps be troubles with the distribution of goods that rely on diesel-fueled transportation, in community transportation and in power technology, which we’re hoping to acquire actions to prevent,” he explained on countrywide television.

Díaz-Canel spoke following various times of apparent cutbacks in public transportation, which triggered extensive traces at peak times.

“I recognize that there is concern but we are not in a exclusive time period,” Diaz-Canel claimed, working with the Cuban time period for the island’s economic disaster soon after the drop of the Soviet Union and the conclusion of its subsidies.

Whilst details of the actions were being not specified, the president and the minister of financial system, Alejandro Gil, said there would be a series of recognizable cutbacks in coming days. They claimed some state-operate industries would stop output, and even called for better use of animal-driven transportation.

Díaz-Canel cited amplified U.S. sanctions on the island, which involve actions from transport companies that transportation oil to the island, notably from its principal ally, Venezuela.

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