February 12, 2019 / 10:20 AM / 6 months ago

Russia and U.S. foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela: Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss the situation in Venezuela later on Tuesday by phone, Lavrov said.

Russia and the United States have backed opposing sides in the political turmoil in Venezuela. Washington has recognized Juan Guaido as interim president, while Moscow continues to back President Nicolas Maduro, a staunch ally.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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