Contents tagged with Maduro

  • Kremlin: Russia will help Venezuela cope with blackouts

    The ambassador of the Russian Federation in Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemsky said that Russia is ready to help Venezuela deal with the blackouts, Interfax reported.

     “Of course, our country is ready to support our strategic partner Venezuela in this difficult situation,” the diplomat said.

    According to Zaemsky, a special commission established by the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is investigating the accident at the El Guri hydroelectric power plant. Maduro is expected to ask Russia for …

  • Kremlin warns of ‘toughest response’ if Russian investments in Venezuela are threatened

    Russian Ambassador to Caracas Vladimir Zaemski promised that Moscow's response to attempts of depriving the Russian companies of their investments in Venezuela would be "very tough." The Russian diplomat explained that the actions of Washington and not the Venezuelan government put Russian investments in Venezuela at risk.

    “But they [the risks to Russian investments in Venezuela] are caused, as the example of CITGO clearly demonstrated, by the behavior of Washington and not the Venezuelan …

  • Media: Another Russian plane flew from Moscow to Caracas

    Nordwind Airlines' Boeing-777 flew from Moscow to Caracas on March 1, then traveled to Uganda and Zanzibar and returned to Venezuela on March 4, wrote Novaya Gazeta with reference to Flightradar24.

    Novaya Gazeta had reported earlier that an  IL-62 board of the Russian Ministry of Defense was seen on its way to Caracas from Moscow on March 3. Flightradar24 recorded only some details of the flight. The crew could turn off the transponder so as not to transmit all the flight coordinates.

    The …

  • Kremlin offers the US to start Venezuela negotiations

    The Russian government has started to lose faith in its ability to keep Nicolás Maduro in power in Venezuela, despite the $17 billion Moscow has spent on assistance for the country over the last 12 years.

    When another of Venezuela’s major creditors – China – began negotiations with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized as interim president by the US, EU and 8 Latin American countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry contacted Washington, asking to begin bilateral consultations on …

  • Kremlin: the US will use any excuse to invade Venezuela

    Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko stated at a meeting with Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez that the situation in Venezuela is yet another “test of strength” for those governments that previously organized coups in Iraq, Libya and other countries. She stated that the international community must not allow the legal government of Venezuela to be overthrown.

    “We are afraid that the United States could go for any provocation, so that blood could be …

  • Russian Defense Ministry aircraft spotted near Caracas

    In the early morning hours of 3 March, an Il-62 aircraft (registration number RA-86496) belonging to the Russian Defense Ministry was detected in the region of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, according to information from Flightradar24.

    According to the flight tracking service, the Il-62 took off close to the Chkalovsky military airport near Moscow on the morning of 2 March. The plane adopted a course towards South Africa, flew over the Moroccan capital, Rabat, and approached Caracas in the …

  • Lavrov: Moscow is ready for talks with the United States on Venezuela

    According to the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that Moscow is ready to respond with bilateral consultations on Venezuelan issues proposed by Washington. At the same time, Lavrov said that the parties should strictly comply with the principles of the UN Charter and adhere to the position that only Venezuelans have the right to …

  • Russia accuses the US of creating pretext to invade Venezuela

    Russia seriously fears that the United States will use the failure of the American version of the resolution in the UN Security Council as a pretext for military intervention in Venezuela, said Vasily Nebenzya, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, during the UN Security Council meeting.

    Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN said that the United States was aware that there were no chances for the American version of the resolution to pass and used it only to get an opportunity for …

  • Maduro receives humanitarian aid from Russia

    TASS reports that Venezuela accepted a shipment with medicine and medical equipment that was sent through the World Health Organization by Russia as humanitarian aid. 

    The cargo was handed over at the airport of Caracas by the Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zaemsky. According to him, humanitarian assistance to Venezuela will continue to be provided "in a civilized way through relevant international organizations". 

    Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Health, Gerardo Briceno, clarified …

  • Maduro awaits 300 tons of humanitarian aid from Russia

    On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in his televised address to the nation, announced that the country expects arrival of 300 tons of humanitarian aid from Russia, reports Deutsche Welle.

    According to Maduro, humanitarian aid, including food and medicine, will arrive in Venezuela "legally" as early as February 20. The president said that the government in Caracas paid for these supplies “with dignity", adding that this humanitarian aid was provided by Russia, China, Turkey, other …