“Recent months events have shown a true failure of (Juan) Guaidó project “, said on Wednesday December 18 spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, María Zajárova.
Spokeswoman stressed Guaidó “is not only mired in high-level corruption scandals, but continues with a policy of provocative actions.”
Zajárova recalled they recently revealed “the plans of members party (of Guaidó) to attack two military barracks in Sucre state to confiscate arsenals and cause more armed clashes,” said a note published on RT website.
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, managed to dismantle this terrorist plan, who were looking for a “bloodbath”.
Venezuelan government said the opposition Leopoldo López instructed Guaido and others to attack two military units on December 15.
In that context, the spokeswoman addressed Washington and questioned the Venezuelan opposition can be considered “democratic” if it uses such methods: “The expression‘ proportionality of the actions ’has been introduced into everyday life by the community of Western experts. What proportionality does this have and how much does it satisfy the high demands of democracy?
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, also urged Venezuelan opponents to recognize “objective reality” and accept in Venezuela there is only one Head of State: President Nicolás Maduro.
“Finding a conciliatory resolution is only possible through a national dialogue that is beginning to bring concrete results,” Zajárova said.
Update on Venezuela Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, December 18, 2019
Regarding Venezuela, we have repeatedly pointed at the counterproductive and inhuman nature of the unilateral sanctions imposed on this country. We have stressed that such restrictions affect the social and humanitarian situation, create an artificial shortage of food and medicines. This fact cannot be argued with references to political goals and tasks set by the nations that impose such restrictions.
For our part, we are making every effort to support our friends, the Venezuelan people, during this very difficult time. In this context we have very good and constructive news. The first shipment of 200,000 packages of insulin medication manufactured by the Russian company Geropharm was delivered to Venezuela last week. This is not a single delivery. Over 5 million packages of this medication are to be delivered in 2019-2020 which will make it possible to provide this vital and essential drug to over 400,000 Venezuelan residents with diabetes. The deliveries will be made on a monthly basis while in the future the list of medications will be expanded.
Moreover, in addition to medical products, Geropharm plans to assist in training qualified personnel for Venezuela’s healthcare system and to transfer the technology of packing and packaging insulin. We view this as an example of constructive bilateral cooperation in improving the humanitarian situation in Venezuela.
Unfortunately, such good news is oftentimes shaded by Washington’s threats of using force against the legitimate government of Venezuela. Recently, US State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams said once again that the US administration has not ruled out the possibility of intervention in Venezuela and other military options. Washington appears unable to come up with anything new in these situations; a crisis of the genre, so to say. There is an alternative: help restore what you were arduously trying to destroy a couple of years ago.
We are convinced that those resorting to this kind of leverage will simply continue to paint themselves into a corner that will be hard to escape from without losing face. The developments in recent months have shown the complete failure of the “Juan Guaido” project, who, in addition to high-profile corruption scandal, also continues a policy of provocation. It was revealed recently that his party members planned to attack two military garrisons in Venezuela’s Sucre State so as to seize the arsenals and to further provoke military clashes. I think Washington should be asked the following questions: is this a democratic opposition? And, can this sort of opposition be considered democratic? The Western expert community has introduced the term “proportionality.” How proportionate is this activity? How does all that meet the high standards of democracy?
We believe it is time for the opponents of Caracas to admit reality – Venezuela has only one head of state, President Nicolas Maduro, and that compromise solutions can only be found through a dialogue that will yield real results.
We reaffirm our willingness to facilitate intra-Venezuelan talks of the kind and amount needed by the parties. We invariably stand with international law, UN Charter goals and principles, including non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states.