Ukraine's President's Representative to Parliament calls Maduro Kremlin's protege

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nicolás Maduro was elected the President of the Latin American country, but 20 countries have already recognized the leader of the opposition Juan Guaidó as the leader of the country
13:28, 5 February 2019

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Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, is “Kremlin’s protege”, as Iryna Lutsenko, President’s Representative to the Parliament, Ukrainian MP from Petro Poroshenko's Bloc “Solidarity” said on February 5 during her speech in parliament. 112 Ukraine broadcasted the morning session of the Verkhovna Rada.

Related: Italy declines EU bid to recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela

“I will remind you, that the day when Kyiv court was delivering the verdict for Kremlin’s protégé Yanukovych, hundreds of thousands of people showed up on the streets in Venezuela protesting against another Kremlin’s appointee – Maduro,” she said.

Related: Ukraine recognizes Guaido as Head of only democratic body of power of Venezuela

As we reported earlier, Ukraine has recognized the leader of Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido as the head of the only democratically chosen body of the power of Venezuela, the National Assembly and the leader of the democratic opposition.

On January 23, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president. He was supported by many countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

Related: Maduro warns of possibility of civil war in Venezuela

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