Contents tagged with Maduro

  • 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 …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s goal is to prevent a 'color' revolution in Venezuela

    Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, told reporters that Russia's stance regarding the situation in Venezuela is to prevent a “color” revolution in this country, reports RBC.

    “Our goal is to prevent another color or any other black-and-white [revolution] according to American patterns,” said Ryabkov.

    The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stressed that the cabinet headed by the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, does not avoid the dialogue. According to him, …

  • Bulgaria discovers scheme to withdraw money from Venezuela

    The Bulgarian government has uncovered a scheme to illegally withdraw funds from Venezuela, Bulgarian local media reported, citing a statement by the country’s Prosecutor General, Sotir Tsatsarov. 

    According to Tsatsarov, millions of euros belonging to the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA have been transferred to bank accounts in Bulgaria. PDVSA is currently under US sanctions. 

    Bulgaria is exchanging information with the US about these suspicious transfers, Tsatsarov noted, adding …

  • Russia believes US is planning to invade Venezuela

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a press conference that the US is working on scenarios to invade Venezuela, thereby violating the UN Charter.

    “Signals keep coming from Washington on the possibility of using a forceful scenario in order to overthrow the legitimate government, even through a military invasion,” she said, claiming that the White House has been speaking about this openly.

    Zakharova emphasized that such statements contravene article 2(4) of the UN …

  • Russian oil giant Rosneft reports losses in Venezuela

    In its annual IFRS report and presentation on Tuesday, the Russian energy company Rosneft reported that it has a total of $4.4 billion invested in the Venezuelan economy as of the start of 2019.

    $2.3 billion, more than half of the total, is in the form of loans to the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, which have been issued since 2014 as prepayments for oil.

    PDVSA has received a total of roughly $6.5 billion from Rosneft, although two thirds of this debt has already been paid off. …

  • Caracas promises to expand economic cooperation with Russia amid crisis in Venezuela

    The Venezuelan government does not plan to reduce cooperation with Russian companies but will, on the contrary, increase it despite the political crisis in the country, stated Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez at a briefing with Russian media on Sunday.

    "Yesterday I met with the representatives of Russian companies,” she said. “Not only are we are not going to reduce relations with them in any way, but we will expand the cooperation." 

    "The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro is …

  • Media: Plane sent to Russia with Venezuelan gold returned with a billion dollars for Maduro

    The Russian plane, which flew to Caracas and back, returned with a billion dollars for the dictator Nicolas Maduro. Novaya Gazeta reported with a reference to its sources that the gold reserves which the plane flew out of Venezuela were sold.

    Novaya Gazeta reported that the “empty” plane, which flew to Caracas on January 29, in fact carried two crew teams. It first landed in Dubai (UAE) and then flew to the Venezuelan capital after landing in Morocco and Cape Verde.

    It was reported that the …

  • Maduro prepares to send 20 tons of Venezuela’s gold to Russia

    The Venezuelan government under Maduro is preparing to transfer 20 tons of gold – roughly 20% of the Central Bank’s reserves – to Russia, said José Guerra, a member of the country’s National Assembly and a retired economist for the Central Bank.

    Guerra claims to have received the information from a Central Bank official with whom he still has contact. An aircraft from Moscow has supposedly arrived to collect the gold.

    “We demand that the Central Bank give us information about what is going on, …