A document on the Venezuela issue adopted by a contact group created by the European Union and a number of Latin American countries is aimed at unilaterally supporting the opposition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint press conference following talks with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini on Tuesday.

Lavrov pointed out that Russia, China and several other countries expressed readiness to create an international group to support those efforts.

“The EU has shown no constructive response so far. A contact group that the EU established together with some Latin American countries has passed a document that doesn’t contain the ultimatums some of the EU members put forward earlier, but on the whole it is aimed at unilaterally supporting the opposition,” Lavrov pointed out.

He added that he planned to meet with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in the near future. “Clearly, this situation and the EU’s approach will be on the agenda,” he said.

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