Russia seeks to prevent military intervention in Venezuela
Russia will make every effort to prevent military intervention in Venezuela, Russia’s Federation Council (upper house) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told a meeting with Venezuela’s Executive Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, who is paying a working visit to Moscow, TASS reports.
"We are very afraid that the United States may stage any provocations to provoke bloodshed and find a reason and pretext for intervention in Venezuela. But we will do our utmost to prevent this," Matviyenko said.
Russia is absolutely against any external meddling the affairs of sovereign independent states, she stressed.
"I’m sure that you were able to see that Russia feels sympathy with what is happening in Venezuela and solidarity with the people of Venezuela and supports the legitimate government in its fight for sovereignty and the country’s independence," Matviyenko told Rodriguez.
Russia believes that the crisis in Venezuela was artificially created by the United States’ authorities and it can be solved only through dialogue involving all the country’s political forces, Matviyenko said
"We are absolutely sure that the crisis, which was artificially created by the US in Venezuela, can be solved only by peaceful means and only in the framework of the inclusive dialogue of all political forces and the Venezuela people have the right to decide on its present and its future," she said.