"He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it and the Russians indicated he should stay,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo clarified that Maduro intended to escape to Havana.
Besides, the Secretary of State did not comment on the fact whether Washington would allow Maduro to go to Cuba. Instead, he pointed out "Mr. Maduro understands what will happen if he gets on that airplane”.
The leader of Venezuelan oppositions
Juan Guaido announced the beginning of the final stage of the ‘Operation of Liberty’ to overthrow President Nicholas Maduro on April 30.
Earlier, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro stated that controlled forces stated uncovered the plan on his assassination attempt, the ringleader of which was leader of Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido.