MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. Presidents of Russia and the US Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump did not discuss the US initiative to put up a $15 bounty for information that would lead to "arrest or conviction" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said.
When asked whether the two leaders discussed the issue during a phone call that took place on the US initiative, the spokesman answered in the negative.
The US authorities accused Maduro and a number of other Venezuelan officials of involvement in a drug terrorism plot. The Venezuelan president called these allegations ungrounded.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova also blasted the US charges as absurd and urged Washington to drop "counter-productive attacks on the Maduro government," and allow Venezuela to tackle the coronavirus pandemic without distractions from the outside.