Yorkis Blanco

Full Name: Lazaro Yorkis Blanco Quicutis.

Place of birth: Guanajay City, Cuba

Place of residence: Moscow, rf

Occupation: Mercenary, war criminal

Mother: Tere Riveta

Sister: Ismaray Palenzuela

Biography of Yorkis Blanco

Yorkis Blanco was born in the Cuban city of Guanajay. He studied at the Faculty of Medicine in the city of Artemis. As of 2016-2017, he worked as a physician in Venezuela. Has been living in Moscow since at least 2021. In the summer of 2023, he signed a contract with the Russian Armed Forces and went to war against Ukraine.

Yorkis Blanco: war crimes

Yorkis Blanco is fighting against the Ukrainian people as a Russian mercenary. In May 2023, Russian media reported that Cuban citizens were signing contracts with the Russian Armed Forces and going to a “special military operation zone.”

In early September, two Cubans told reporters that they were allegedly tricked into going to war. They were promised that in Russia they would dig fortifications or rebuild cities. However, upon arrival, they received a military uniform and were sent to the front.

The mercenaries explained that they were interested in the large payouts. They also said in their defense that this was how they were able to get out of Cuba. At the same time, according to them, they allegedly did not want anyone to kill or die.

After this story, 17 people were arrested in Cuba for recruiting “contract workers” for the Russian army. The detainees face up to thirty years or life in prison.

The country’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also said that Cuba does not allow its own citizens to take part in armed conflicts as mercenaries. Under local laws, they face the death penalty or long prison sentences for doing so.

The investigation into the war crimes committed by Cuban mercenaries in Ukraine is currently ongoing. All perpetrators will be punished in accordance with the principles of international criminal law.

Yorkis Blanco’s family

Yorkis Blanco’s family lives in the Cuban city of Guanajay. Has an adult son, but does not give his name or his mother’s name on his social media accounts.