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Russia is ready to mediate in the relationship between the Venezuelan authorities and the opposition, if necessary. This was stated by Director of the Latin American Department of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“We said that if our efforts will be in demand and we in this effort ready, we have no problems with it,” — said Shchetinin. The diplomat also recalled that foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready “to cooperate with all political forces who display responsible attitude”, and dialogue.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia has called for international support for the Venezuelan opposition of “gross interference in the internal Affairs of a sovereign state” and emphasized that it “threatens chaos and a serious destabilization of the situation”.
23 January amid mass protests, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido proclaimed himself provisional President and called for the elected head of state Nicolas Maduro to resign. Guido, supported by the US, Argentina, Canada, Peru, Colombia and several other countries. Maduro considers that the coup d’etat are American policies. His legitimacy was supported by Russia and Turkey.
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