Leader of Venezuela's National Assembly Juan Guaido spoke out against the possible presence of Russian warships in the Venezuelan territorial waters.
"We did not approve the presence of Russian warships in the country, as it would be a serious violation of the country's sovereignty," said the leader of the opposition on the Union Radio.
Guaido also believes that the current Venezuelan government is trying to demonstrate that it has international support by inviting foreign warships to the country.
On August 15, during the visit of Venezuelan General-in-Chief Vladimir Padrino López to Moscow, an agreement was signed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu on the visits of warships to the ports of both countries.
In June this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Russia's involvement in the events in Venezuela. He confirmed that Russia had been selling weapons to Venezuela during the Hugo Chávez presidency, and that under the current contracts Russia is expected to maintain the military equipment and train the local specialists.