Russian Foreign Ministry calls Trump’s address to Venezuelan army act of intimidation

22.02.2019, Moscow.

US President Donald Trump’s call to support the self-proclaimed “interim president” of Venezuela Juan Guaidó is an act of intimidation, the Spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said on February 19 at her Facebook page.

“Intimidation as a way to bring ‘democracy’ back to the Venezuelan people,” she said.

This is how Zakharova commented on Trump’s speech, in which he talked about the USA’s intentions to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in Venezuela. Trump stressed that the USA was “considering all options” to ensure “democracy in Venezuela.”

On February 18, the US President Donald Trump with his supporters spoke before a group of immigrants from Venezuela and Cuba in Miami, Florida. In his address, the US President made a number of ultimatums against the legitimately elected President of the Bolivarian Republic Nicolás Maduro, and he declared the “death of socialism” in Venezuela.

Editorial comment

The USA recognized the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó only half an hour after his statement. It could not have been another way. Indeed, Guaidó was “brought up” by the US intelligence services exactly for these purposes, i.e. to take the lead in the protest in the Bolivarian Republic and to remove the legitimately elected President Maduro.

Under the guise of democratic rhetoric, the USA is trying to establish its control over the disobedient South American country, which is rich in oil, cobalt, gold, and which wants to build socialism. To this end, Washington is acting as if it has “forgotten” about any democratic slogans: it imposes sanctions on Venezuela; it openly supports its protégé, including with financial aid; it threatens the servicemen of the Venezuelan army with death, it talks about plans for a military invasion of Venezuela, etc.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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