US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the situation in Venezuela, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Monday in a readout of a phone conversation between the two leaders.

“Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today, March 25 on the situation in Venezuela,” Palladino said.

During the conversation, Pompeo told Lavrov that the United State would not stand by with respect to Russia’s actions in Venezuela.

“The Secretary told Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov that the United States and regional countries will not stand idly by as Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela,” Palladino said in the release.

“The continued insertion of Russian military personnel to support the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela risks prolonging the suffering of the Venezuelan people who overwhelmingly support interim President Juan Guaido.”

A group of Russian military personnel has arrived in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to take part in consultations with the country’s government officials on bilateral defense industry cooperation, a diplomatic source in Caracas told Sputnik.

The planes arrived in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday. Media earlier reported that an estimated 99 Russian military staff arrived in Caracas on board two planes, which also delivered 35 tonnes of cargo.

Venezuela has been suffering from a severe political crisis for around two months, after the leader of the country’s opposition, Juan Guaido, illegally proclaimed himself interim president, contesting the re-election of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last year.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Weldon Cheek

Lol! Pot,kettle,black!!

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And what Pompeo will do? Putting sanctions on Putin? He’d better take care at not going too far : Boeing needs lots of Titanium and Russia is the #1 producer and purveys the 2 thirds of what the company needs…

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Daeshbags-Sux

Russia can also take sanctions, they took some symbolic ones, but none that would really hurt. Titanium is highly necessary in aviation, replacing it makes aircraft heavier,

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so they burn more fuel and they also have a shorter lifespan and less reliability. In other terms, Boeing would be in deep mess in their war on Airbus since fuel+reliability are the #1 thing for airlines

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You ho – “US will not by as Russian builds up forces in Venezuela: Pompeo”…… maybe you missed the word “stand” as in “Stand by” !.

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HAHAHAHA – US is terrified of 99 Russian military operatives.

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So what was Lavrov’s reply?

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Can we transfer those personnel to Cuba then. ?

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next countries for Russia to come to their aid asap will be palestine and yemen

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Bilharzia worms eating your brain . Can tell by blood coming out of ears , eyes and nose.. It is too late for a cure , sorry , bye.

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Yes that is unfair of Russia ” risks prolonging the suffering of the Venezuelan people who overwhelmingly support Bozo the clown” Russia should withdraw their troops now so America can bomb the people and end their suffering now.