Russian FM slams US sanctions on Venezuela as 'illegal'

Caracas (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday slammed US sanctions against Venezuela as “illegal” during an official visit to Caracas. “These sanctions are illegal and are the main cause of the crisis in the Venezuelan economy,” said Lavrov after meeting his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza.Russia is one of the main backers of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, along with China and Cuba. US President Donald Trump has launched a new wave of sanctions against Venezuela’s economy, which has been in crisis for years, as well as against Maduro and his ministers. Among thos…

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