Ukraine's Foreign Minister compares coup d'etat in Venezuela with Maidan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Following the U.S. and EU, Ukrainian politicians express support of Juan Guiaidó, who earlier proclaimed himself the President of Venezuela
11:51, 25 January 2019

Juan Guiaidó, the self-proclaimed President of Venezuela

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin supported the change of government in Venezuela, as President Poroshenko did. The leader of opposition Juan Guiaidó proclaimed himself the President of the Latin American country. Klimkin compared these events with the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine on his Twitter page.

“Everyone has his own way to freedom and dignity. I am trying to avoid comparison in the external policy, but the fight of the Venezuelans reminds me in some way our drive of Maidan period. We have to support the spirit of freedom and justice of those who fight for their right to have a free future,” the Head of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry wrote.

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Before that post, Klimkin wrote another one in Spanish:

“To respond with force to the demands of the peaceful protesters is the shortest way for the government to lose its legitimacy. We rely on the National assembly and on the wisdom of its head Juan Guiaidó in seeking a way out of the political crisis”.

Related: Assassination attempt on Venezuelan President: Seven people injured

Earlier, the body informed that Ukraine supported Venezuelans and their aspiration to restore democracy and constitutional order.

“Ukraine is attentively observing the escalation of the political crisis in Venezuela, which has already led to many victims. We support the Venezuelans and their aspiration to restore democracy and constitutional order in the country. Ukraine, together with other democracies, will support steps aimed at restoring democracy, the rule of law and the constitutional order in Venezuela, a legitimately elected National Assembly should play a key role in this process,” the Press Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Kateryna Zelenko reported.

Related: Poroshenko awards 17 participants of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

Earlier, Venezuelan Armed Forces support the President of the country Nicolás Maduro, but not Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed acting head of state, the President of the National Assembly (parliament) and an oppositionist. 

The U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Juan Guaidó as a temporary leader of the country. Canada, EU, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa-Rika, Paraguay and Guatemala did so as well.

Mexico and Bolivia refused to recognize the “coup d’etat”.  

Related: Action in memory of victims of Revolution of Dignity takes place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti

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