US sees Russian military presence in Venezuela as “direct threat”

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Washington sees a “direct threat” of Russian military presence in Venezuela, according to National Security Councilor John Bolton.

The United States considers sending troops to Venezuela by countries outside the Western Hemisphere as a threat to security and stability in the region, said Friday John Bolton , National Security Advisor to the House -Blanche.

“We warn countries outside the Western Hemisphere against the deployment of military forces in Venezuela or other parts of this hemisphere to conduct or expand military operations. We will consider these provocative actions a threat to international peace and security in the region, “Bolton said in a statement issued following the arrival of Russian planes to Venezuela.

According to the advisor, the Trump administration “condemns” the use of foreign soldiers by Nicolas Maduro, including the arrival of Russian military and equipment in Venezuela.

On March 24, media reported that 99 Russian servicemen had arrived in Caracas on two transport planes carrying 35 tons of cargo. Commenting on Wednesday the arrival of Russian troops, President Trump said that Russia should leave Venezuela, adding that “all options” were open to achieve this result.

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian President, commented Thursday, March 28th this appeal of President Trump. He recalled that the United States was present in many countries, but no one told them where they should not be.

According to him, Russia also counts on the respect of its right to have bilateral relations with foreign countries and the arrival of its representatives in Venezuela is governed by technical-military cooperation agreements between the two countries.

Venezuela’s political crisis erupted when opponent Juan Guaido, who was fired by the Supreme Court as the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly on 22 January, proclaimed himself “the current president of the country” the next day. sworn in during a demonstration. Donald Trump then recognized him as “Acting President”.

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