Moscow, January 9 – The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the purpose of the US farce over the Venezuelan opposition is to control Venezuela’s public finances, which are under foreign jurisdiction.
On Friday, December 30, in a second hearing, the Venezuelan opposition finally voted in favor of liquidating the “interim government” of Juan Guaidó, who illegally declared himself head of state in 2019. Opposition leaders said the resignation of the interim government was too late, as the structural weaknesses and no carry out its tasks. Thus, Guaidó remains an illegitimate head of state without a government or parliamentary direction.
“The Venezuelan radical opposition, supported and abetted by Western patrons, continued its attempts to breathe new life into the work of the“ parallel national assembly ”in order to retain access to the reins of government by hook or by crook. At the same time, a correct and logical decision was made to abolish the “provisional government” headed by Guaido, confirming what we have been talking about for a long time and repeatedly – that there are no legal grounds for a parallel power structure to implement it. Even his ideological inspirers are in Washington, where “they tried to keep Guaido’s project afloat to the end,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
According to the ministry, the “double force circus” continues in Venezuela.
“It is clear that the tasks of the trustees of the ‘colour revolution’ that did not take place in Venezuela remain the same … The ultimate goal of this farce is not hidden – the preservation of control over the financial resources of the Venezuelan state located in a foreign jurisdiction. Apparently, any Pseudo-legal schemes to allow the continuation of keeping the “democratic government of Venezuela in exile” at the disposal of such tidbits as the American “daughter” of the oil state in question “PDVSA” – “Citgo” and gold in the Bank of England, ”the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
At the same time, the ministry affirmed its desire to further strengthen relations with friendly Venezuela, to develop close mutually beneficial cooperation with this country, which will remain Russia’s main strategic partner.
In Venezuela, in early 2019, mass protests against President Nicolás Maduro began shortly after he was sworn into office. Juan Guaido, president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, illegally declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries, led by the United States, announced the recognition of Guaido. In turn, Maduro called the parliament speaker a puppet of the United States. Russia, China, Turkey and a number of other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate president.