In a phone conversation with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergiy Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Russia’s and Cuba’s interference in Venezuela’s affairs destabilized relationships between the U.S. and Russia, as Spokesperson of the establishment Morgan Ortagus said.
“The Secretary stressed that the intervention by Russia and Cuba is destabilizing for Venezuela and for the U.S.-Russia bilateral relationship. The Secretary noted the Russian Foreign Ministry’s April 30 statement calling for the renunciation of violence and support for Venezuela’s return to stability and prosperity,” the message reads.
Pompeo took into the account the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry as of April 30, who urged to refuse from violence and support stability and prosperity in Venezuela.
“The Secretary urged Russia to cease support for Nicolas Maduro and join other nations, including the overwhelming majority of countries in the Western Hemisphere, who seek a better future for the Venezuelan people,” the Spokesperson stated.
As we reported earlier, January 23, Juan Guaido, the opposition leader and the head of the National Assembly of Venezuela, declared himself interim president of Venezuela and took the oath before thousands of opposition supporters at a mass protest rally.
U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Juan Guaido as a temporary leader of the country. Canada, the EU, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa-Rika, Paraguay, and Guatemala did the same.
Mexico and Bolivia refused to recognize the “coup d’etat.”