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Russian deputy prime minister in Venezuela to support Maduro

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 6, 2019 13:28

Russian deputy prime minister in Venezuela to support Maduro

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov met Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro to underline Moscow’s support for the leftist leader that has helped him stay in power despite intense Western pressure to quit. Moscow has acted as a lender of last resort for Venezuela, with the government and oil giant Rosneft providing at least $17 billion in loans and credit lines since 2006. With dozens of Western and Latin American nations regarding Maduro as illegitimate, due to allegations he rigged a 2018 election, the support of Russia and China has been crucial.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 6, 2019 13:28