On February 11, the Russian Foreign Ministry called US attempts to establish direct ‘contacts’ with the Venezuelan military in a bid to influence its stance “unacceptable”.
Aleksander Shchetinin, head of the Department of Latin America at the Russian Foreign Ministry, clarified that Russia is in a constat contact with the Venezuelan authorities. However, so far, Moscow has not received request for military assistance.
“We are in constant contact with the government of Venezuela in a completely working, normal mode,” Shchetinin told media, according to Sputnik.
The Russian official reaction came in respnose to reports that the US has been being engaged in direct contact with members of Venezuela’s military, encouraging them to pledge allegiance to US-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido. At the same time, Wasgington is working on new sanctions to pressure the government of Nicolas Maduro.
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