Russian President Vladimir Putin said that, according to information available to him, the allies of the United States of America do not support military intervention in the affairs of Venezuela.
“Military intervention is generally a disaster. As far as I know, according to my information, even the allies of the United States – no one supports military intervention. Nobody. I do not know such people. And the neighbors of Venezuela, even those who condemn Maduro,” Putin said on Thursday at a meeting with the heads of news agencies on the sidelines of the SPIEF.
In Venezuela, mass protests began against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after being sworn in. The head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, Juan Guaido illegally proclaimed himself the interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the United States announced its recognition. Maduro called Guaido the puppet of the United States. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries supported Maduro as a legitimate president. In Moscow, they called the “presidential status” of Guaido nonexistent.