In January 2019 the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, proclaimed himself the country’s interim president. He was recognised by the US, the UK and some other countries, while Russia, China and Cuba continue to support Nicolas Maduro as constitutionally-elected president.
Russian military experts have completed their mission in Venezuela but can return there if necessary, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said during a visit to Venezuela.

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