Published On: Thu, Mar 12th, 2015

Russia: Destabilizing Venezuela would have serious implications for Latin America

Venezuela1MOSCOW - The destabilization of the situation in Venezuela could have serious consequences for Latin America as a whole, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the developments in Venezuela, and accused Washington of aggressively expanding political pressure on Caracas. “We note with concern the increase of the negative trends that destabilize the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with which Russia maintains close ties of friendship and strategic partnership.”

“Such development of the situation involves a threat to democratic stability in that country and can have serious consequences for the situation in Latin America as a whole,” the Ministry said on Thursday through a statement.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also notes that the position of many members of the international community to advocate for finding constructive solutions to the internal problems of Venezuela is in stark contrast to the increase in aggressive political pressure and sanctions from Washington, to the point to qualify the political situation in Venezuela as extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

“For our part, we reaffirm our firm solidarity with the people of Venezuela and its legally elected government, and we fully oppose any form of violence and coups as a tool to overthrow legitimate governments of sovereign states,” indicates the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Ministry also expressed support for a mediation mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) in Venezuela.

By Aldrich Hermelijn

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