The text of the interview is published on the website of the Russian government.

“Yes, I met him (Raul Castro. - RT ). He is very positive, he talks about it with a grin. He says: “These are some strange, childish decisions,” Medvedev said.

According to the Russian prime minister, Castro "looks absolutely calm at it."

Earlier, the United States put Castro and his family on the sanctions list for involvement in human rights violations.

Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuban Foreign Minister, said Cuba condemns the U.S. sanctions.