Washington has no”sense of shame” in its own response to the Venezuelan crisis, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. For derailing discussions In addition, he lambasted the resistance.

The latter indicated he is prepared to have a face-to-face along with his opponents if they needed to be heard by the authorities, but the opposition chose to neglect the deal, “probably since they’re directed by the usa,” Sergey Lavrov commented on Tuesday.

American politicians “have lost all feeling of shame when speaking of the method by which the situation in Venezuela ought to be taken care of,” he contended.

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Though the opinion by Russia’s leading diplomat might sound over-emotional, many Washington officials indeed were not shy to indicate what should happen alongside Venezuela. The Trump administration, for example, always signaled that it had been weighing up all activities against Venezuela.

In the meantime, Washington refused the mere chance of talks with the Caracas government. As the State Department’s neocon appointee Elliott Abrams has put it, “time for dialogue with Maduro has passed.” In his own view, Maduro could “manipulate” any discussions to his benefit. 

At some stage in the catastrophe, Washington also slapped sanctions on the state oil company, PDVSA, and its US subsidiary Citgo. Aside from that, the White House also promised $20 million in’humanitarian assistance’ to the fledgling government of Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela. Especially, the UN and the International Red Cross (ICRC) have issued concerns that the US may misuse the shipping for own political objectives.

“We will not be participating in what is, for people, maybe not humanitarian aid,” Colombia’s ICRC spokesperson, Christoph Harnisch, stated recently.

In a separate move, the opposition leader got access to Venezuelan assets held in US banks. On the political front, both the European and US allies were pressuring Maduro to establish a snap election, even a demand\ he rejected.

While fighting overpowering Western strain, Maduro has consistently said he believes in “dialog and mutual comprehension” between all Venezuelans. 

“[The] 21st century is a lousy period for cannon fire and military intimidation,” he told RT in early February, adding, “it ought to be a century of dialogue, culture, politics and admiration [for] diversity.”

Meanwhile, most states like Russia, China, Turkey, and Iran have thrown his weight behind Maduro, nevertheless recognizing him as the legitimate president and warning against foreign interference.

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