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In Venezuela there are no Russian troops. This statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, reports TASS.
He also noted that he had nothing to add about what is happening in the Bolivarian Republic. “See,” — he told reporters.
January 30, the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has refused to comment on the fact that in the ranks of his guard are Russian citizens.
On 25 January it was reported that to guard Maduro was entrusted to the Russian mercenaries. The head of the Committee of the all-Russian officers ‘ Assembly, the ataman of farm Cossack society “Khovrino” Yevgeny Shabayev, claimed that a group of two Charter flights were sent to the Cuban capital Havana. From there, one of the mercenaries called and reported that they were redirected to Caracas, where they arrived on 22 January. The Kremlin denied this information.
According to some, arrived in Venezuela mercenaries closely linked to PMC Wagner, whose members “secretly fought in the interests of Russia in Syria and Ukraine.”
Mass protests began in Venezuela on January 23. During a rally in Caracas the speaker of Parliament and opposition leader Juan Guido proclaimed himself interim President, expressed support for the armed forces and intent to hold new, free elections. His authority was acknowledged by the President of the United States Donald trump, as well as the authorities of Argentina, Canada, Peru, Colombia and other countries. Russia and China supported the elected President Nicolas Maduro.
January 23, the Russian foreign Ministry acknowledged the presence of private military companies from Russia to the Sudan, and stressed that the country they are training for the security forces.
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