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Venezuela delivers 47,000 barrels of oil to Cuba daily — opposition leader

March 14, 7:39 UTC+3 CARACAS
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CARACAS, March 14. /TASS/. Venezuela is currently delivering 47,000 barrels of oil worth $2.58 million to Cuba daily despite falling hydrocarbon output, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido wrote on his official Twitter account on Wednesday.

"Venezuela now more than ever needs its own resources to use them to the country's benefit instead of financing others' dark intentions," Guaido said. "Cuba's interference [into Venezuelan affairs] has been allowed for many years and was justified by ideological brotherhood which only consisted of delivering our oil to Cuba free of charge and infiltration of Venezuela's armed forces," he added.

Earlier this week Guaido called for stopping hydrocarbons deliveries to Cuba.

On January 23 Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Juan Guaido proclaimed himself as the country's acting president. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has described it as a coup attempt and announced severing diplomatic relations with the United States. On January 28 the US imposed sancitons on Venezuela's state-owned PDVSA oil company.

Guaido was recognized as interim president by the Lima Group countries (except for Mexico), as well as by Albania, Georgia, the United States, and the Organization of American States. Several EU countries came forward with support for the Venezuelan parliament and expressed hope for new elections to resolve the crisis. Maduro was supported by Russia, Bolivia, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Turkey. Belarus and China called for resolving all issues by peaceful means and spoke against any interference from the outside. The UN secretary general called for dialogue to resolve the crisis.

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