Last Friday, a group of countries led by the USA met in the United Nations headquarters in NY to discuss a separate draft resolution regarding the Venezuelan crisis which TASS quoted as expressing "full support" for the Venezuelan National Assembly led by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido as the country's "only democratically elected institution".
Maduro and his "corrupt regime" has been backed into a corner and will soon crumble, with or without outside help, because 90 percent of the population are fed up and want change - and the army will soon too side with Venezuelan people, Guaido claimed. He directed his comments at soldiers deployed to a bridge connecting Venezuela with Colombia.
"For us, humanitarian aid is a Trojan horse".
He's also the head of state producer Petroleos de Venezuela SA - a post the career military man was appointed to in late 2017 as President Nicolas Maduro began to purge large swathes of the firm's managerial ranks.
He added that Russian authorities were in "constant working contact" with their Venezuelan counterparts.
Last week Maduro also rejected a call by European Union countries to hold elections, prompting them to recognize Guaido.
"Here are armed forces and here are the people to defend the honor, dignity and decorum of a country that has over 200 years of fighting for its future".
Trump has not ruled out US military action for Venezuela, but has not specified under what circumstances he would send in USA forces.
Calling for a "peaceful" resolution of the stalemate in Venezuela, it "supports all initiatives aimed at reaching a political solution amongst Venezuelans to the current situation. through a genuine and inclusive process of national dialogue".
Mr Guaidó assumed the presidency on January 23 and has been recognised as leader by more...
Guaido, the 35 year-old head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, stunned Venezuela in January by declaring himself interim president after the legislature declared Maduro a "usurper" following his May 2018 reelection in a vote disputed by the opposition and global community.