Russia Warns US That Intervention In Venezuela Would Be ‘Catastrophic Scenario’

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The Russian government warned the Trump administration Thursday against military intervention in Venezuela, where opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in an attempt to oust the country’s President Nicholas Maduro.

Reuters reports that a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson warned of “catastrophic” consequences if the Trump administration were to send military assistance to Guaido to aid his bid to oust the socialist president.

“We consider the attempt to usurp sovereign authority in Venezuela to contradict and violate the basis and principles of international law,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reportedly said.

 

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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