The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the decision of the US Department of State to appoint a person responsible for the situation in Venezuela. Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that this was an attempt by Washington to introduce direct control in Venezuela.
“This is Washington’s attempt to introduce direct control of the political situation in Venezuela, which the American establishment regards as its future regional vassal. In Iraq, democracy was “restored,” in Libya, too, in Syria they could not, or rather, they were not given a chance. Now Venezuela,” Zakharova wrote on Facebook.
During mass protests in Venezuela against the President Nicolas Maduro, opposition leader Juan Guaydo declared himself acting president. The United States and some other countries supported him. Maduro accused Washington of attempting a coup and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States. Some American diplomats have already left Caracas.