Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that the United States show “sarcasm and arrogance towards the Venezuelan people” while it imposes humanitarian aid that will be rejected.

Nikolai Patrushev stressed that the United States, deploying military forces to Puerto Rico and Colombia, is preparing an invasion of Venezuela to remove legally elected incumbent President Maduro from power.

“By showing sarcasm and arrogance towards the Venezuelan people, the United States is preparing a military invasion on an independent state. The transfer of American special forces to Puerto Rico, the landing of US forces in Colombia and other facts clearly indicate that the Pentagon is reinforcing the grouping of troops in the region in order to overthrow the lawfully elected incumbent president (Nicolas) Maduro,” Patrushev said.

The United States proposed to Russia to hold separate talks on Venezuela, and Moscow agreed, but Washington has started to use far-fetched pretexts to avoid these consultations, Patrushev added.

“The United States proposed that a hold separate consultations on Venezuelan issues. We agreed. However, they have been using far-fetched pretexts to move away from holding the consultations since then, each time postponing the agreed deadlines,” Patrushev said.

Venezuela refused to accept humanitarian aid imposed on it by the United States because it understands that Washington is preparing to overthrow democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro, Nikolai Patrushev added.

“And the Venezuelan people understand this well. Hence, such a reaction, the refusal to accept cargo from the aggressor country and the support of their president,” Patrushev added.

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