Venezuela says West wants to ‘dismember’ Russia — Analysis
President Nicolas Maduro has denounced the attempts to start “a big war” with Moscow
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the West of trying to “destroy” Russia amid sweeping sanctions on Moscow over its military campaign in Ukraine. Maduro’s country has been living under major US sanctions since 2019.
“They are lining up, economically, politically, and diplomatically [in the West] for a big war against Russia. From Venezuela, we denounce it,”Maduro made the remarks in a television speech Friday.
“They want a war to dismember Russia, destroy it in pieces and end the hope of a multipolar world where we can all live.”
The South American country condemned Thursday’s vote in the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia from the global organization’s Human Rights Council. Venezuelan
Felix Plasencia (Foreign Minister) announced that the move was made “destroys bridges”It is necessary to have dialogue “seriously threatens security, order and global peace.”
The US has imposed several rounds sanctions on Venezuela. These included oil industries being affected. Washington has openly supported Maduro’s political opponent, Juan Guaido, while Maduro accused the West of trying to oust him from power.
In response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, many countries including NATO member states and EU members imposed sanctions against Moscow.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol was an agreement between France and Germany that gave breakaway areas special status within Ukraine.
Russia demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral, and that it will not join NATO-led NATO military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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