Russia is ready to mediate between the authorities and the opposition in Venezuela

Russia is ready to mediate between the authorities and the opposition in Venezuela

MOSCOW, 25 Jan — RIA Novosti. Russia is ready to mediate in the relationship between the authorities and the opposition in Venezuela, if such efforts will be in demand, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Latin American Department of the foreign Ministry Alexander Shchetinin.


“We said that if our efforts will be in demand and we in this effort ready, we have no problems with it,” said the Russian diplomat.

“Yesterday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that we are ready to cooperate with all political forces who display responsible attitude, willing to cooperate with international players willing to use all our authority to ensure that such a dialogue has been established”, said Shchetinin.

The opposition speaker of Parliament of Venezuela Juan Guido on Wednesday declared himself interim head of state. The United States declared recognition of Guido. The current head of state Nicolas Maduro called himself constitutional President, and the head of the opposition of Parliament — “a puppet of the US”. The status of Guido as a temporary head of state also recognized Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Georgia. Russia has supported Maduro as the legitimate President of Venezuela.

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