Moscow warn Trump over Venezuela meddling

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday warned the United States against further interfering in Venezuela’s domestic affairs and stirring up speculations about Russia conducting military operations in the South American country.

“We recommend that the United States stop threatening Venezuela, strangling its economy and pushing it towards civil war, which is in open violation of international law,” the ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.

She reiterated that Russia is not intentionally building up its military presence in Venezuela, despite such accusations by the West including Washington.