7 months US condemns Maduro for relying on Russia Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Friday (Saturday in Manila) condemned Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro for what it said was his reliance on foreign military personnel to stay in power and renewed a warning to Russia against getting involved. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, along with the US special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said Russia’s military presence in the country was destabilizing amid the country’s political and economic crisis. “We strongly caution actors external to the western hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military ... more