Russia Warns Against Any Attack on Venezuela’s Sovereignty

The government of Russia warned that the “brazen” attempt to establish alternative government structures in Venezuela constitutes an “explicit attack” against the sovereignty of the South American nation.

A statement, posted on the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, said that such maneuvers, executed in contravention of the provisions of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, seek to dismiss the significance of the “pressures” of sanctions that affect Venezuelan economic and social stability.

In reference to certain actions applied by foreign governments following the swearing in of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, for the government period 2019-2025, he noted that while some nations are in favor of dialogue, others “stimulate implacability by aspiring to produce chaos”.

In this sense, he affirmed that in his attempt to “change power” in Venezuela, a possible foreign military intervention is taking place, an action that has been faced with the rejection not only of those who advocate peaceful solutions, but also by the “most severe detractors” of the Venezuelan government in the region.

In response, the Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, described the official statement as “lucid” and respectful of international law, while indicating that evidence of the escalation of aggression that maintains the West against Venezuela.

“The official position of the Government of the Russian Federation on the new constitutional mandate of President Nicolás Maduro leaves in evidence the unprecedented aggression of the West against Venezuela,” he wrote in his Twitter account.

On the other hand, the Russian government confirmed on Friday its willingness to deepen its strategic partnership with Venezuela in order to overcome the economic difficulties facing the South American nation, as a result of foreign aggression.

“We confirm our willingness to cooperate closely with the friendly Venezuela, its people and the legitimate authorities, and we will continue to help Venezuela find a way out of the complicated economic situation,” reads the statement.


Translation by Internationalist 360°