Russian President Putin: No Plans To Send Troops To Venezuela

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Dec. 5, 2018, in Moscow. Russia supports the Maduro government through oil imports and by providing military expertise. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Al Jazeera: Putin: Russia has no plans to send troops to Venezuela

Russia leader says Moscow will not send troops to Caracas, warns US military intervention there will be a ‘catastrophe’.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow has no plans to send troops to shore up Venezuela’s embattled leader Nicolas Maduro.

Speaking in St Petersburg, Putin also warned that a United States military intervention in Venezuela would be a “catastrophe”, claiming even Washington’s allies did not support such a course of action.


Update: Putin says no plans to send troops to Venezuela, blames U.S. for nuclear pact dispute (CBC/AP)

WNU Editor: Russian President Putin is also saying the following …. Putin says West ‘crazy’ for backing Venezuela’s Guaido (AFP). More here …. Russia’s Putin calls supporters of Venezuela’s Guaido crazy (Reuters). But his foreign minister did confirm that the Kremlin is in contact with the Venezuelan opposition …. Moscow Welcomes Oslo Contacts Between Venezuela Govt, Opposition – Russian FM (Spuntik).

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