RUSSIA DEFENDS MADURO: Moscow blasts Western support for military coup in Venezuela

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MOSCOW, Russia – The West supports the destructive proposal of Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó for a military coup in Venezuela, said a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó “openly encourages the military to carry out a military coup,” the diplomat said during a press conference, the US newspaper reports.

“We see that Western sponsors support this destructive line by all means,” she added.

This indicates that “Washington’s borders no longer exist: neither interstate, nor economic, nor moral,” Zakharova said, adding that “we can not say that the threat of large-scale armed conflict [in Venezuela] has disappeared.”

In addition, according to the diplomat, the notepad carried by US National Security Adviser John Bolton on the “5,000 troops for Colombia” proves that all options regarding Caracas are still in check.

Zakharova classifies the situation in the South American country as “extremely tense”, commenting that the recent protests, “far more modest” than the previous ones, are “a new testimony that the opposition is reluctant to dialogue, despite official authorities being willing to do so.”

The official representative summoned the partner countries to reflect on “what role Washington assigns them to prepare and trigger a war scenario in the region, previously tested in Iraq, Libya, Syria or Ukraine.”

“Supposedly, we see how sensible political forces are well aware that the only possible way out of the crisis would be a broad internal Venezuelan dialogue.”

The Russian spokeswoman commented that the threat of a major armed conflict persists in Caracas, noting that Russia welcomes the disaffection of several Latin American countries with US policy towards Venezuela, in addition to emphasizing that Moscow is willing to participate in mediation to resolve the crisis in the Bolivarian country.

“We welcome the firm resignation of regional actors to follow the US military line,” she told reporters.

On January 23, Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó announced himself illegally as interim president of Venezuela, appealing to Article 233 of the Constitution, initiating a series of conflicts in the country.

The second term of Nicolás Maduro, the current president of Venezuela, was not accepted by the United States and twenty other countries, who decided not to recognize him as head of state, on the grounds of the result of “fraudulent” elections held in May last year. Maduro and his administration consider this a coup orchestrated by Washington but has the firm backing of Russia, China and many other states.

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Robert McMaster
Robert McMaster
2 years ago

If Madero survives it won’t be because Russia did anything beyond utter empty words. It will be because the US fears people would fight back, in large numbers on their home ground. That the US supporters are corrupt and greedy. Because they cannot suffer another Syria or Vietnam. But Russia is doing nothing of substance because the US has it truly cowed.

Master Oroko
Master Oroko
Reply to  Robert McMaster
2 years ago

I think Russia and especially China are still not sure how to deal with the US. This indecision will only make things harder for them. They must take this chance and strike back against the Atlanticists as much as possible. Beat them down until they can’t get back up.

Robert McMaster
Robert McMaster
Reply to  Master Oroko
2 years ago

Absolutely right. You have hit the nail on the head. Whack the buggers. And then, go make life painful for the US. The fragile, over-estended, debt-ridden, near civil war machine. Lots of weak points. Putin is good at that.

Master Oroko
Master Oroko
Reply to  Robert McMaster
2 years ago

Hear, hear.

If Russia and China can work together, then this can be done quickly. But it has to be done, that’s for damn sure. I love my country but I don’t like that it’s essentially a vassal of the Atlanticists. It’s time to knock the Atlanticists down.

wowa cwejman
wowa cwejman
2 years ago

No dialog with Washington is possible. They understand only brute force. All international laws are worthless for them so just Crazy Ivan can work and they will think twice.

Jim Prendergast
Jim Prendergast
2 years ago

It would appear that the CIA has flown one of its aircraft from Panama to the Pacific coast of Columbia. That is where the CIA gets cocaine. Was this simply for funding or will they give cocaine to their rebels as they gave Captigon to their Syrian rebels?

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