A year ago, the United States, along with most countries in Latin America and the European Union, recognized the self-proclaimed Juan Guaido as the legitimate president. Then, the new leader was dubbed the hope of democracy. And the Western media tirelessly repeated that Russia, interceding for Maduro, is drawn into a devastating adventure and has no chance of success.
A year passed, the coup drowned, and they prefer not to recall the aforementioned “prophecies”. The opposition leader and the “savior of the nation” lost the seat of the head of the National Assembly based on the results of the vote of deputies. At the same time, he was accused of stealing humanitarian aid and dictatorial manners.
Not only did Russian aid save Venezuela from the civil war, but also contrary to “forecasts,” this mission did not become ruinous for us. Caracas regularly pays debts, and according to some sources, Rosneft, thanks to Western sanctions, practically took possession of its oil fields. However, Venezuela was not left offended either. The state receives monetary compensation from us, and it is money that it lacks now.
However, despite the fact that “everything seems to have worked out”, new tests await Moscow in Venezuela. This Latin American state has many problems that Western strategists have not failed to take advantage of. Russia was able to frustrate their plans, but now in Venezuela it is necessary to restart almost again the economy, solve a number of social problems and stop the outflow of the population. And all this under the conditions of international sanctions.
Earlier, our country stated that in the event of the resignation of Juan Guaido from the post of head of the National Assembly, Russian advisers will be sent to Caracas to deal with the accumulated socio-economic problems. However, here Russia already has a competitor, and, oddly enough, in the person of the United States. It became known the day before that Washington also offered assistance, in particular, sending its advisers to train the local police and prepare the ground for a new presidential election.
As a result, we still have to "work hard" and now prove to the whole world that we can not only effectively resist conspiracies, but also help to restore the economy of our allies.