Venezuela's Maduro says Putin has helped us on all fronts: Russia's Sputnik

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had given Venezuela support on all fronts and that Caracas was grateful, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported.

“Putin is giving us support on all levels and we have received it with much pleasure and gratitude,” Maduro was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Paul Tait