Russia jumps in, warns US to keep off Venezuela

 

Russia jumps in, warns US to keep off Venezuela
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Moscow - Russia told Washington not to intervene militarily, warning outside interference was the path to bloodshed.

By Reuters

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Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019, 10:12 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 12:44 PM

Russia accused the United States of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against US military intervention there, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow's closest allies.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim leader on Wednesday, winning the support of Washington and parts of Latin America and prompting Socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to sever diplomatic ties with the United States.
Russia told Washington not to intervene militarily, warning outside interference was the path to bloodshed.
"We warn against such adventurism which is fraught with catastrophic consequences," it said.


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