. the Russian foreign Ministry quickly recognized the illegal US efforts to form an alternative government of Venezuela.
"Shameless line of the US capital on the unconstitutional formation of an alternative government structures of Venezuela, attempts, ignoring the reality, to appoint some legitimate Venezuelan government and to deny it to others, tightening sanctions, speaker To the deterioration of the socio-economic situation and the pain will hit the pockets of ordinary Venezuelans, is a blatant attack on the sovereignty of Venezuela ", - reported in the explanations on the Internet representation of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
the foreign Ministry added that it is impossible to provoke further division in Venezuelan society.
first United States Secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed on the phone the situation in Venezuela with the President of the opposition National Assembly of the Republic Juan Guido that a few days ago led the country's Parliament.
currently, the national Assembly may not accept the political decisions: instead of it the head of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro convened the National constituent Assembly, completely controlled by the government.
Pompeo expressed support of Guido.
"You want to help find inner harmony, unification of the efforts of the government and the opposition to reduce tensions, improve the situation in the country, the government on unifying principles. Needless to say, provided that is essential for all political forces in the country will uphold the Constitution and current law ", - explained in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
in may of last year in Venezuela, presidential elections were held. Acting President Nicolas Maduro gained almost 6, 2 million votes, while his main rival Henry Falcon from the opposition party the "Progressive vanguard" - 1, 9 million.
To participate in the vote was attended by Over twenty 5 million people, the turnout was 45, 99%. On Thursday, Maduro took the oath.
The organization of American States (OAS) did not recognize the range of capabilities of the elected President, and Paraguay broke off with the country's diplomatic relations. Before the plea of the new presidential term, Maduro told the South American members of the "Group of Lima" (with the exception of Mexico).
the same position was occupied and the United States, in the capital of the United States increase penalties and put pressure on Caracas.