Russia's central bank keeps key rate at 9%Business & Economy July 28, 13:47
Press review: Exiled Saakashvili to fight Poroshenko and Pentagon's chance to improve tiesPress Review July 28, 13:00
Putin approves Foreign Ministry’s statement in response to US sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 12:54
Moscow cuts back number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 12:21
New Gromky corvette floated at Far East shipyardMilitary & Defense July 28, 12:02
EU set to approve expansion of anti-Russia sanctions due to Siemens by August — sourceWorld July 28, 11:20
FSB detains Central Asians on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in St PetersburgWorld July 28, 11:16
At least 48 people injured in Barcelona train accidentWorld July 28, 10:17
Expert warns new sanctions against Russia may drive wedge between US and EUWorld July 28, 8:25
CARACAS, February 14, (ITAR-TASS). Disorders in the Venezuelan capital Caracas that began Wednesday after a student manifestation “had the character of a conspiracy” and were instigated by plotters who had been trained abroad, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said Thursday speaking to reporters.
“The fascist groupings took specialized training abroad,” he said. “The disorders were not spontaneous and there exists an organization trying to topple the government in an unconstitutional and violent way.”
Rodriguez apportioned blame for organizing the riots to Leopoldo Lopez Mendoza, the leader of the oppositionist Voluntad Popular party, and he urged the moderate opposition “to stay away from supporting those who seek to push the country into a civil war.”
“Let’s conduct dialogue,” Rodriguez said. “Please offer your own plan to the country and let the people decide on which pathway to choose.”
Manifestations of young Venezuelans in support of the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and against it took place in different cities of the country Wednesday. They were timed for Youth Day.
No incidents were registered at the beginning but clashes between oppositionist-minded youngsters and the police began later. A total of three people died as a result and twenty others received injuries.