Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned that military interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs would be the “worst scenario”, adding that such an intervention would have “catastrophic” consequences.
“We are worried that, according to incoming information, during this event, less attention was paid than was expected before when only Mexico and Uruguay took the corresponding initiative, the topic of dialogue, the topic of inter-Venezuelan reconciliation, would be given”, Ryabkov said commenting on meetings by the contact group on Venezuela in Uruguay.
According to him, “it is premature to give assessments, but if the outcome of the event in Montevideo is perceived so that the balance… will shift towards pressure on the legitimate authorities in Caracas, this will only have to be regretted, because this could be another missed opportunity”.
Russia is in contact with the EU, Caracas, and humanitarian organizations regarding the crisis in Venezuela, the deputy foreign minister stated.
Last week, the European Union announced the establishment of an international contact group that will be coordinated by the European Union and will be operating for a limited time frame of 90 days.