June 5, 2019 / 3:42 PM / 11 days ago

Russia and China want situation in Venezuela to stabilise - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping look on during a signing ceremony in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after talks in Moscow with Chinese leader Xi Jinping that Moscow and Beijing wanted the situation in Venezuela to stabilise.

Russia and China are close allies of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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