Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pointed out that the U.S. had “dusted off the notorious Monroe Doctrine” to threaten countries like Venezuela.
“In the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. is taking upthe Monroe doctrine, which aims to limit the sovereignty of Latin American countries, to put pressure on those who do not follow the same policies as Washington, as an instrument of pressure they take into account all possible methods, including force,” said the defence minister.
“The best example is the situation in Venezuela, where the legitimate government is exposed to unprecedented external pressure.”
On April 13, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also pointed out that Washington had “dusted off the notorious Monroe Doctrine” to threaten countries like Venezuela.
Lavrov said that the United States has so far failed in its attempts to force a change of government in Venezuela, but has continued to attempt to force the exit of Nicolas Maduro.
Recently Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova also warned the U.S. government against continuing on the path of antagonism and issuing threats to countries in Latin America.