Russia rebuked the United States for encroachment on Venezuela


Nicolas Magarotto: Adriana Loureiro / Reuters

US policy against Venezuela is a “blatant encroachment on the sovereignty” of this country. This is stated in the comments of the Department of information and press of MFA of Russia in connection with the inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The Ministry indicated that Washington is “shameless line on the unconstitutional formation of an alternative governmental structures”, ignores the reality and tighten the sanctions noose. All of this hits the ordinary citizens of Venezuela and worsening socio-economic situation of the country.

The foreign Ministry also drew attention to the manifestation of a selective and politicized approach of other countries to Caracas. The Department cited the example of the initiative to engage the inter-American democratic Charter, while after the coup in Ukraine “a number of countries, including the most active advocates of dempartii, spoke against” Russia’s proposal to make a universal principle of prohibition of unconstitutional change of government.

“We are convinced that it is absolutely hopeless way. It is impossible to provoke further division in Venezuelan society”, — stated in the message.

Maduro took office for a second term on January 10. The oath ceremony was held in the Supreme court and not Parliament the majority of deputies who represent the opposition. After that, the head of the US state Department Mike Pompeo accused Maduro of usurpation of power. In addition, Paraguay severed diplomatic relations with Venezuela, and Peru withdrew from the country of their last diplomat.

Venezuelan presidential elections were held in may 2018, they were called a “farce” and refused to recognize the legitimacy of some countries.

In Venezuela dissatisfaction with the Maduro government grows, as compounded by the economic crisis. In the country there is a shortage of goods, regularly occurring riots. August 4, 2018 during public appearances Maduro in Caracas, an attempt was made to kill him with bombs drones.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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