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Guido wants to get points on the suffering of the people of Venezuela, the foreign Ministry said

The idea of unlocking funds in the accounts of the government of Venezuela merit opposition leader Juan Guido - a cynical attempt to score points on the suffering of the people, said Deputy official representative of the MFA of Russia Alexei Zaitsev.

Earlier, the US special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said that the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido and his provisional government soon will allocate assets in the amount of $ 20 million to which they have access in the United States, the pan American health organization and other humanitarian agencies.

USA will increase pressure on the Maduro, said the state Department

USA will increase pressure on the government of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro and intend to impose new sanctions, said US special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams.

"We have imposed some sanctions last week, some this week. I have no doubt that this will continue and will be even more pressure, sanctions and diplomatic activity in which we engage," said Abrams in a press briefing.

Venezuela has said it is provoked by the American destroyer

The Venezuelan foreign Ministry urged to condemn the statements of the U.S. southern command about the excessive control of the Venezuelan waters and called provocation maneuvers of the missile destroyer "Pinckney" in their adjacent waters.

"The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela refers to the national and international community to condemn shameful statements by the southern command of the United States of America, which indicated that Venezuela was undergoing "excessive control" over their jurisdictional waters, while the warship USS Pinckney (DDG-91) was the tree in our contiguous zone at a distance of 16.1 nautical miles from the coast of Venezuela," - said in a statement the foreign Ministry Jorge Arreaza on Twitter.

In Caracas and Miranda state will tighten quarantine

Venezuelan authorities have announced the strengthening of sanitary measures in the capital and the neighboring state of Miranda in connection with the increase in the incidence of COVID-19.

"President Nicolas Maduro said the presidential Commission on COVID-19 on transition to the first level of radical quarantine in the capital district and Miranda state, with effect from 15 July, in connection with the increasing incidence of disease and health," said Vice-President delsi Rodriguez in his microblog Twitter.

In Venezuela for another month extended a state of emergency due to coronavirus

The government of Venezuela for the fourth time has extended by 30 days a state of emergency introduced in the Republic of 13 March to combat the spread of coronavirus infection of the new type.

The introduction of emergency March 13, allowed the Maduro government to take emergency measures to fight the epidemic, a new coronavirus and to establish in Venezuela a national quarantine since March 17. The action of the emergency mode, according to the new decree, will continue until August 10.

The speaker of Parliament of Venezuela, said that sick COVID-19

The head of the National constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello said on Twitter that she was infected with the novel coronavirus and is already in isolation.

President Nicolas Maduro, speaking on television, wishing ally a speedy recovery and reported that it had normal health.

Maduro called the actions Bolsonaro irresponsible madness

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, commenting on the spread of a new coronavirus on the continent, called the record of Brazil, a consequence of the irresponsible madness of the country's leader Jairo Bolsonaro.

He reminded about the situation that triggered the latest scandal — Bolsonaro, apart from journalists, took off his mask for the last frame treatment that he confirmed the new coronavirus.

Trump on the Day of independence of Venezuela has promised to fight socialism

The US President Donald trump said Sunday on the occasion of the independence Day of Venezuela that the United States will continue to "fight socialism" and traditionally criticized the country's authorities led by President Nicolas Maduro.

"The Venezuelan people are suffering under the yoke of the illegitimate and tyrannical regime that intends to destroy democratic institutions, to violate human rights, engage in open corruption and exploit the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history. But the US has high hopes for the people of Venezuela," - said in a written statement, trump, which was distributed by the White house. He expressed the hope that Venezuela "will reach true independence".

Maduro explained the refusal to send a representative of the Union from Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he intends to establish a new direct dialogue between foreign Ministers and to reach a new understanding with the European Union after the rejection of expulsion of the representative of the EU.

The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa after the strengthening of sanctions against Caracas.

Pompeo commented on the expulsion of the Ambassador of the European Union from Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the expulsion of EU Ambassador to Venezuela will only lead to isolation of the country.

"Expulsion of the Ambassador, the EU is only further isolating Venezuela from free and democratic countries," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

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