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Putin Confirms his Support for Venezuela’s Maduro


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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:34 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday confirmed his support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting Moscow to seek financial aid to bolster his country's shattered economy.

"We support your efforts to bring about social peace and all your actions to facilitate relations with the opposition," Putin said at the start of their meeting at his official residence in Novo Ogarivo, near Moscow.

"Of course, we condemn all acts of a terrorist nature and all attempts to reverse the situation using force."

Maduro, whose country is under US sanctions and a crippling economic crisis, is seeking the support of his allies a month before the start of his second term after being reelected in May in an election that did not recognise much of the international community.

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