A visit by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the Russian capital of Moscow is being planned, a well-informed source told Sputnik on Friday
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 20th September, 2019) A visit by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the Russian capital of Moscow is being planned, a well-informed source told Sputnik on Friday.
"The visit of the [Venezuelan] president [to Moscow] is being planned, I don't have dates I can share with you. The president announced that he wasn't attending the UN last week and in his place the [Venezuelan] vice president will attend," the source said.
Venezuela has long been suffering from an acute economic and political crisis that intensified in January when, after Maduro's re-election, US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido illegally declared himself the country's interim president.
The United States and some other countries have swiftly recognized Guaido. However, Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and a number of other nations have backed Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.