Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence
April 30 2019 07:04 PM
An opposition demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister on a street near the Generalisimo Francis
An opposition demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister on a street near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase "La Carlota" in Caracas, Venezuela

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Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes.
The ministry made the allegation after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro and armed factions exchanged gunfire outside a Caracas air base as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos.
"The radical opposition in Venezuela has once again returned to violent methods of confrontation," the ministry said. "Instead of peacefully settling political differences, they have taken a course designed to whip up conflict, and provoke breaches of public order and clashes involving the armed forces."



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