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US has lost all sense of shame: Lavrov slams Washington for coddling Venezuelan opposition

MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. The US shows no shame in teaching the Venezuelan opposition how to resolve the situation in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint press conference following talks with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini on Tuesday.

"As for the political aspect of the situation in Venezuela, at the very beginning we supported an initiative put forward by Mexico and Uruguay, which was aimed at creating conditions for national dialogue involving all of the country’s political forces. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro immediately expressed readiness to participate in such a dialogue but the opposition rejected the initiative," Lavrov pointed out. "The reason is that the opposition is guided by the Americans, who show no shame in speaking about ways to resolve the situation," the Russian top diplomat added.