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, Moscow and Caracas are working on a peaceful and constitutional solution to the problem.

Russia supports efforts that Mexico and Uruguay have taken to resolve the situation in Venezuela while discussing this issue with the U.S. "turns out to be impossible," added Ryabkov.

At the end of January, the speaker of the opposition-controlled parliament of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, declared himself the interim president of the country and promised to hold new elections for the head of the state. More than 40 countries have recognized its legitimacy, including the United States, most Latin American countries and a number of European Union members. Maduro is supported by Russia, Iran, India, China, South Africa, Turkey and Bolivia.

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