September 20, 2019 / 11:17 AM / a month ago

Kremlin says Venezuela's Maduro due in Moscow soon for talks

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes part in a rally against the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, in Caracas Venezuela, August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was due in Moscow soon for talks.

Russia has been one of Maduro’s biggest backers in the face of what it has described as unacceptable U.S. efforts to undermine him, providing loans and help for Venezuela’s military and oil industry.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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