Nicolas Magarotto: Tomas Bravo / Reuters
Elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro called on citizens to pray to restore the power supply in the country. It is reported TASS with reference to the broadcast of his speech in Periscope.
“Please pray for Venezuela. Ask the Lord — and electricity comes back,” said Maduro. The President also urged citizens to conserve energy until the emergency works in substations.
Maduro announced on 12 and 13 March non-working days due to interruptions in the supply of electricity, which occurred in 23 of 24 States. The head of state called it “electric war” with the United States. The national energy company in the country explained what happened diversion on hydroelectric power station Guri in Bolivar state.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when the background of mass protests, the opposition leader Juan Guido declared himself interim President. It is recognized by the US, several countries in Latin America and Europe. Russia has supported Maduro.
Video, photo All from Russia.