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Russia Vows Full Support for Maduro as U.S. Sanctions Bite

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Russia vowed to “do everything” to protect Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro against U.S. efforts to oust him as the Trump administration ratcheted up economic pressure on the embattled Kremlin ally amid doubts about Moscow’s ability to shore up his regime.

Russia, together with other allies, will “do everything to support the legitimate government of President Maduro” and steps to resolve the deepening crisis in the Latin American nation “within the constitutional framework,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.