Maduro expressed gratitude to Putin
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had given Venezuela support on all fronts and that Caracas was grateful.
Maduro noted that "Putin is giving us support from Russia on all levels and we have received it with much pleasure and gratitude.
"What I asked President Putin is to keep in touch with us, to support us at the diplomatic and political level in the UN and to defend the truth of Venezuela internationally. During the conversation a few days ago, he told me that we would strengthen cooperation in the economy, trade, oil, gas, military affairs, in all areas," Sputnik cited the Venezuelan leader as saying.