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Russia Warns US Intervention In Venezuela Would Have “Catastrophic Consequences”

Russia Warns US Intervention In Venezuela Would Have “Catastrophic Consequences”

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Russia has dismissed the political crisis engulfing Venezuela as an attempted coup while expressing concern over the role of external states and the potential for foreign military intervention, calling Juan Guaido’s move to declare himself president illegal.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, “We are very concerned by statements that don’t rule out some kind of external intervention,” as cited by Bloomberg“We consider such intervention unacceptable,” Peskov added while describing the internal unrest spilling into the streets after the catalyst of Monday’s failed military revolt of 27 officers in an opposition neighborhood of Caracas an “attempt to usurp power”.

This follows President Trump’s declaration that the US would only recognize the unelected head of the opposition-held National Assembly as “the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.” A senior Trump administration official followed by saying “all options are on the table”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said further in website statement that Washington’s joining a growing list of about a dozen other countries to recognize Guaido “is aimed at deepening the split in Venezuelan society, increasing the conflict on the streets, sharply destabilizing the internal political system and further escalation of the conflict.” And in words eerily similar to the brief international exchange of words over prior US action in places like Libya and Syria the ministry said that external armed intervention would be “fraught with catastrophic consequences.”

The foreign ministry further described that the situation “has reached a dangerous point” and called on the international community to engage in diplomacy and mediation between the Maduro government and opposition.

And separately, a senior Russian official on Thursday warned the Trump administration against what he called the “catastrophic scenario” of military intervention in the region. “We warn against this,” Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said in an interview with International Affairs magazine, as cited in USA Today. “We believe that this would be a catastrophic scenario that would shake the foundations of the development model we see in the Latin American region.”

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In early December of last year President Nicholas Maduro visited Moscow to meet with President Vladimir Putin at a time when tensions with both countries and Washington were soaring. The leaders discussed Russia’s offering to throw cash-strapped Venezuela a multi-billion dollar life-line despite Caracas in the past being unable to pay its debts.  During that trip, Maduro had called Russia a “brother country” with which Venezuela had “raised the flag for the creation of a multipolar and multicentric world.”

This meeting was followed by Russia briefly deploying two nuclear-capable “Blackjack” bombers to Venezuela as part of a joint training exercise meant to underscore the two countries’ growing military relations.

Meanwhile Russia is not the only country to express fear of external meddling and an “illegal” coup attempt, but predictably Syria, Turkey, and China have also declared intentions to stick by Maduro while voicing that the Venezuelan people alone should decide their fate.

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Olivia Kroth
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With Russia’s help, President Nicolas Maduro will survive this latest US-instigated coup. He has already survived several of them, since the US never stop meddling in Venezuela, they are envious of the oil and gas there.

As long as President Nicolas Maduro does not “catch” cancer, as President Chavez did, he will be fine. He should watch his back and surroundings carefully. The Venezuelan military is on his side.

The Russians should install their airbase in Venezuela soon, as they have planned.

Kaput
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I fully agree, a Russian military base to be set up, by formal Invitation of Venezuela. I Expect Maduro is not a dumb tramp.

Normski
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Normski

Absolutely! – anyone with at least a couple of working brain cells can see this is all about USA stealing Venezuela’s natural resources!. To pull off this theft, USA requires a USA friendly stooge as president of Venezuela.
Pretty much everywhere USA goes and incites “regime change”, it all comes down to money and stealing natural resources!.

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DeQuincy

Amy Goodman interviews a UN representative Alfred de Zayas at https://truthout.org/video/the-us-is-violating-international-law-by-attempting-a-coup-in-venezuela/ . He says “..there have been, as I said, 26 or 27 elections in Venezuela since 1998. And President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center went repeatedly to Venezuela to monitor those elections. And Carter had a very good opinion of the system and of the safeguards of elections in Venezuela. So, if the opposition really considers itself democratic, it has to play the democratic game, and it has to participate in the elections. They have chosen to boycott the elections over the last years.” This undermines any claims… Read more »

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TEP

Good article, good to see Russia, China and the Venezuelan Military stepping up to renounce the events as a US attempt at regime change contrary to international law.
MoA also has a good article on the US ‘Game Plan’ and steps Maduro should be considering ….
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/01/venezuela-the-us-game-plan-and-how-to-respond-to-it.html

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

Russia to the pro-democracy rescue again ~ stopping ZioYank political meddling and resource theft.

jimmy
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jimmy

Trump will put a stop to that communist Dictator – The Citizens ALL want Guaido as their President. Putin better stick his nose elsewhere

Raymond Comeau
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Raymond Comeau

Gold Plated Troll!

ruca
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ruca

Liar!

Olivia Kroth
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Trump cannot even build a wall – not to speak of changing any regime abroad. He was not successful in Syria, and he won’t be in Venezuela either.

igor
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loser

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