Maduro to visit Putin in Russia

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will come to Russia. Such a statement was made by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports TOP-NEWS

“The visit is being prepared,” the Kremlin spokesman said. It is noted that earlier political visits were made at the level of foreign ministries of states.13 September it became known that air traffic between the capitals of Russia and Venezuela will be opened soon.

On 30 April, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called on the country’s military and people to overthrow the president. He stated that the army had sided with him and called what was happening “the final phase of Operation Freedom” But the revolution did not work: the next day Maduro declared victory over the opposition forces.

The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when Guaido declared himself interim president following mass protests. The United States, most EU members, and Latin American countries recognized him as a legitimate head of state. Russia and several other states have announced their support for Maduro.