UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The first batch of humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross was delivered to Venezuela on Tuesday, said the president of the Venezuelan branch of the organization, Mario Villarroel.
“At these moments, the first batch of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrives in Venezuela,” said Villarroel. His statement was published in the microblogging office in Twitter.
According to him, we are talking about medicines and electrical generators, which will be delivered to various hospitals in the country. “We thank all public and private institutions that made it possible to deliver this assistance,” said Villarroel.
He also asked not to politicize this “big achievement”.
“Our authority is to help save lives,” said Villarroel.
Earlier, the head of the regional delegation of the ICRC in Mexico and Central America Jordi Rajic Sisko stated that the budget of the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross to help Venezuela more than doubled in 2019.
In Venezuela, the economic crisis has long lasted, aggravated by the financial and economic sanctions imposed on the country. In Venezuela, on January 21, mass protests began against incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, shortly after he was sworn in. After the riots began, the speaker of the opposition parliament, Juan Guaido, illegally declared himself the provisional head of state.
A number of Western countries, led by the United States, have recognized the recognition of Guayido. In turn, Maduro called the head of parliament a puppet of the United States. Russia, China and a number of other countries supported Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Moscow called the “presidential status” of the Guaido non-existent.
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