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Russia considers military action of the USA against Venezuela real script, not an abstraction. This statement was made official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.
“Hard, aggressive tone representative of the armed forces reaffirms our concerns,” the diplomat said. According to her, in Washington admit the forceful scenario of resolving the crisis.
Thus Zakharov responded to the words of the head of the southern command of the armed forces of the United States Admiral of the Navy of Craig Fuller. April 8 in an interview with Foreign Policy, he said that the forces of his command are in high degree of readiness and await instructions from the President of the United States Donald trump. Fuller also added that the American President is obsession not to allow Venezuela under the influence of other powers.
Prior to this, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow intends to fight for the lifting of US sanctions imposed against Cuba and Venezuela.
Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of preparing a military invasion of a Latin American country. In particular, at the end of February, the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Washington does that, “showing sarcasm and arrogance” to the people of the country.
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, voiced their support for acting President Nicolas Maduro.
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