In Smolensk Square, In Russia, was declared support for Venezuela, which found itself in a difficult situation after the statement of U.S. President Donald Trump about the recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate head of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

“We will defend the sovereignty of Caracas,” said Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, quoted by RIA Novosti. According to the diplomat, Venezuela is a strategic partner of Moscow. The deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed confidence that Washington and its allies will continue to exert pressure on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.