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Russia Offers Warm Words, Little Cash to Visiting Venezuela Ally

  • Lavrov tells Rodriguez Russia will provide humanitarian aid
  • Venezuela’s PDVSA to shift branch office from Lisbon to Moscow
Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas MaduroPhotographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez received warm words but few promises of immediate help for her crisis-ridden country during talks in Russia.

Russia will continue to provide “legitimate humanitarian assistance” to Venezuela, which faces a “cynical campaign” by the U.S. and its allies against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with Rodriguez in Moscow on Friday. “We think the best way to help the Venezuelans is to expand practical, pragmatic, and mutually advantageous cooperation,” he said.