The president of the Russian Duma denounces that the US, with its unjust sanctions against Venezuela, has stolen 30 billion dollars from the Venezuelan nation.
“The United States did everything possible to undermine the Venezuelan economy: the accounts were blocked, in fact, they stole 30 billion dollars belonging to the people of that country,” the president of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament censured on Sunday. Viacheslav Volodin.
In statements made during the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), held in the city of Doha, capital of Qatar, Volodin expressed outrage and rejection of Washington’s “cyber attacks” on “infrastructure of critical importance” of the Bolivarian Republic.
Russia has openly expressed its support for the legitimate Government of Venezuela, chaired by Nicolás Maduro, especially after the attempted coup d’etat of Juan Guaidó, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) -controlled by the opposition and in contempt of court since 2016 -, who in January proclaimed himself with US support interim president of the country.
In a meeting held on Saturday in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, the presidents of the Intergovernmental Mixed Commission Russia-Venezuela renewed the strategic alliances of cooperation between the two countries and the Russian representative Yuri Borisov reiterated his rejection of the sanctions of the US Administration.
“The United States did everything possible to undermine Venezuela’s economy: the accounts were blocked, in fact, they robbed 30 billion dollars belonging to the people of that country”, stated the president of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament (Duma), Viacheslav Volodin.
The situation in Venezuela has worsened since January of this year, in particular, after the attempt of the coup d’état of Guaidó. Since then, Washington has worked hard to overthrow the Maduro government with a campaign of military and financial pressure on Caracas.
The US Treasury Department has imposed, in fact, several rounds of sanctions on entities and individuals linked to the chavista Executive. The last one, decreed on Friday, affects two companies that operate in the Venezuelan oil sector and a total of 34 vessels belonging to the state company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
As another form of pressure, the Venezuelan authorities claim, the US has also launched an ” electric war ” against the country, causing massive blackouts unprecedented in the South American country.
Despite Washington’s plots to discourage Venezuelans, the majority of the people, as well as the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), continue to support Maduro, re-elected president in the May 2018 elections with a record number of more than 68% of the votes.
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Translated by JRE\EF