Russia, Venezuela agree to exchange warships visits

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 00:48 hrs

The document was signed at their meeting in Moscow, during which the defence chiefs also discussed the situation in Venezuela as well as issues of bilateral military and military-technical cooperation, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday, Xinhua reported.

"The United States brazenly violates international law in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate authority in Venezuela," Padrino Lopez told Shoigu, according to a press release of the ministry.

He emphasized that Venezuela has a tough stance and will continue to fight.

Shoigu said that Russia supports Venezuelan attempts to pursue an independent foreign policy and counteract U.S. attempts to change the legally elected government.