MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The United States’ attempt to deliver ostensible humanitarian aid to Venezuela was a farce pursing aims that were very far from pious, Venezuela’s Executive Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez said at a meeting with Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Friday.
"Venezuela today is a target for aggression by a group of the United States’ satellite countries - those which have staged this surprising farce of the age presented as humanitarian aid for Venezuela," Rodriguez said.
President Nicolas Maduro could not but react to this by further strengthening relations with Russia, she stated.
Rodriguez recalled that the US envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams was notorious for attempts at delivering doubtful consignments of humanitarian aid.
"It should be noted that the trucks that had tried to cross the border were carrying not medicines for the Venezuelan people. They were carrying items meant for staging unrest. We are aware that Mr. Abrams has great experience in that field: in the 1980s he used to hide weapons in humanitarian cargoes for Nicaragua," Rodriguez said.
On February 23, the Venezuelan opposition tried to bring into the country humanitarian cargoes across the borders with Colombia and Brazil which the authorities in Caracas had declared closed earlier. The National Guard and police units, deployed in the area of border checkpoints did not let the cargoes into the country. Several trucks were burned down.