September 24, 2019 / 10:18 AM / 25 days ago

Venezuela's Maduro to fly into Moscow later on Tuesday - RIA

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes part in a rally against the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, in Caracas Venezuela, August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will fly into Moscow later on Tuesday, the RIA news agency cited Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.

Russia has been one of Maduro’s biggest backers in the face of what it has described as unacceptable U.S. efforts to undermine him, providing loans and help for Venezuela’s military and oil industry.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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