MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Developments in Venezuela show West's real attitude toward international law, Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Thursday.
"The developments in Venezuela show very well how progressive Western society really treats international law, sovereignty and non-interference into internal affairs of other states, by manually changing the power there [in Venezuela]," Zakharova said.
On Wednesday Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker Juan Guaido proclaimed himself as the country's acting president. Several countries recognized him as interim president, including Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Canada, Columbia Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Chile and Ecuador.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called it a coup organized by Washington and announced severing diplomatic relations with the United States.