Maduro rejected the EU’s ultimatum to the new elections. European countries declare their recognition of Guaido

More European country recognize the Chairman of the Parliament of Venezuela Juan Guaido the interim President. On the eve Nicolas Maduro said he did not intend to announce early elections to the highest state post in the country, as demanded by the EU.

Principal decision

The ultimatum issued by the EU expired on February 4. A number of European countries have already expressed their support for Venezuela’s democratic forces.
The interim President of Venezuela Juan, Guido recognized UK, Sweden, Poland, France, Spain, Austria.

“We stated in 2018 that the Maduro regime was not legitimately elected. Last year we stated this in principle. Naturally, after our friends and strategic allies made a very principled decision, we recorded a very firm position,” Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said about the support of the Venezuelan democratic forces on the air of the first Georgian TV channel.

Earlier, the US, Canada, Israel and a number of Latin American countries announced the recognition of Guido.

The President Donald Trump said on February 3 that he theoretically does not exclude the participation of the US armed forces to resolve the crisis in Venezuela.

Against intervention and for Maduro

Mexico, Cuba and Bolivia, as well as Russia and Turkey, support the current President Nicolas Maduro.
“Any solution to the internal political crisis of Venezuela is possible only by the Venezuelans themselves. The imposition of some decisions or an attempt to legitimize the attempt to usurp power from our point of view are both direct and indirect interference in the internal Affairs of Venezuela,” Dmitry Peskov announced the official position of the Kremlin on February 4.

China pointed out “the importance of resolving the situation in the Republic peacefully.” The Belarusian foreign Ministry made a very accurate statement, which says that the Venezuelan people can cope with the difficulties.
Traditionally, she called on all parties to the UN dialogue.