The United States is preparing for a military invasion in Venezuela to remove legally elected incumbent President Maduro from power, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on February 26.
“By showing sarcasm and arrogance towards the Venezuelan people, the United States is preparing a military invasion on an independent state. The transfer of American special forces to Puerto Rico, the landing of US forces in Colombia and other facts clearly indicate that the Pentagon is reinforcing the grouping of troops in the region in order to overthrow the lawfully elected incumbent president (Nicolas) Maduro,” Patrushev stressed, according to Sputnik.
Patrushev pointed out that the deployment of US forces in Puerto Rico and Colombia as well as other facts indicate that the US military is preparing a force to participate in the agression against Venezuela.
The security official explained that Venezuela is not accepting US humanitarian aid because it understands that Washington is preparing to overthrow the democratically elected government.
“And the Venezuelan people understand this well. Hence, such a reaction, the refusal to accept cargo from the aggressor country and the support of their president,” he added.
Patrushev revealed that the US proposed to Russia to hold separate talks on Venezuela and Moscow agreed. However, later the US started using far-fetched pretexts to avoid these consultations, Patrushev noted.
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