Within the past year, however, the financial disaster has stopped limiting itself to the starved general population and begun threatening the lifestyle of Maduro and his cronies in government, forcing deals with nations like Russia, Turkey, and China.
"Turkey will play a critical role in the new multi-polar, multi-centered world", Maduro said, adding that Caracas also has a "multi-polar agenda".
"Turkish investors will continue to develop and strengthen trade and the progress in oil production and refineries, petrochemicals for gold production, in diamonds, coltan, iron aluminum and tourism", said the Venezuelan president.
The meeting with Putin will let Maduro "close the year 2018 with a flourish, in terms of strategic relations that Venezuela is building with the world", he said. "Certainly, we condemn any terrorism-related steps and any attempts to change the situation using force". While President Donald Trump has mentioned the possibility of a military intervention in the past, no evidence exists that the Pentagon has taken any steps towards ending the Venezuelan crisis with kinetic action.
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Russian Federation has been supporting Venezuela's sovereignty, maintaining the country should develop without external interference.
After talks a year ago between Maduro and Putin, Russia, Venezuela's major creditor, agreed to restructure $3.15 billion of debt from a loan taken out by Caracas in 2011 to finance the purchase of Russian arms.
The South American country has suffered from economic woes since 2014, when a crash in the price of crude prompted a crisis that has sparked an exodus of some two million people.
The details of Maduro's plan, or how much Putin is willing to participate in it, remain a mystery at press time.
"No details, let's wait for the negotiations", Peskov insisted.
"We do not interfere in the trade of the USA or other countries, nobody should interfere with our commercial and economic activities", he said, stressing that the South American country would continue to legally export its gold resources.
"The talks will focus on the help which the Venezuelan leadership needs", Peskov told reporters, declining to be more specific. "It all [Russia's help to Venezuela] will be discussed at today's meeting".