Sergey Labrutto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
USA does not leave attempts to eliminate from power the current President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, despite the fact that previously it failed in trying to make the country a coup. On Saturday, April 13, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.
“Venezuela is on everyone’s lips. Blitzkrieg for regime change [USA] there failed, but the purpose of overthrow of the legitimate President [of Venezuela] the Americans did not refuse”, — the Minister said in his speech at the meeting of the Council on foreign and defense policy.
He added that the United States, in an effort to retain their “spiritual exclusivity” in terms of gradually reducing its influence in the world, intend “to press and heat the other countries.” Lavrov also stressed that this reluctance of Washington to accept the realities of the XXI century is “a large destructive potential”.
Earlier, the head of the us state Department Mike Pompeo called Russia’s calls on non-interference in the Affairs of Venezuela hypocritical. According to him, “financial intervention” of Russia and China contributed to the destruction of a country and the presence in Venezuela of the Russian military can be regarded as a “clear provocation”.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when, after mass protest demonstrations, the opposition leader Juan Guido proclaimed himself provisional President. USA, most EU members and the countries of Latin America recognized him as the legitimate head of the Republic. Russia and several other States, in turn, made with the support of the incumbent President Maduro.
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