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The expert called the decision of the court of London in a dispute over the gold of Venezuela is expected

The decision of the High court of London in a dispute over the gold of Venezuela at 930 million euros was absolutely expected, Britain did not recognize the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro, said the RIA Novosti St. Petersburg state University Professor Victor Kheyfets.

London's high court in a dispute between the Bank of Venezuela and Bank of England about the return of gold bullion to 930 million euros held in the United Kingdom, recognized the legitimacy of the presidency, opposition leader Juan Guido, who illegally declared himself head of state. The Central Bank of Venezuela has declared that will appeal against the decision of the court of London.

"This is absolutely the expected solution. In the UK virtually no internal political disputes of economic entities about who is the legitimate government in Venezuela. Policies Maduro is not recognized as a legitimate London, and the UK is among those approximately 60 countries, who consider legitimate Guido. What they will not give gold to the Venezuelan Bank, because this requirement is actually perceived as the government's requirement Maduro, in my opinion, it was clear initially. From the point of view of the government of nicolás Maduro, this is a robbery," said Kheifets.

Maduro did not expect to return this gold, it was made for internal mobilization of supporters, said the expert.

"They (the government Maduro - ed.) you can try to apply to the international court of arbitration. As I understand it, this court did not speak about the one whom he considers the legitimate government in Venezuela," - said the Agency interlocutor.

But in any case it is a long trial, even if the Maduro government will tomorrow file a complaint, "the decision the day after tomorrow is not worth waiting", I'm sure Heifetz.

At the end of January 2019, the Agency Bloomberg with reference to sources reported that the Bank of England refused to Caracas in the issuance of $ 1.2 billion bars of gold. One unnamed source told the news Agency that the decision not to issue the gold was taken after senior American officials, including US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton, has put pressure on colleagues in the UK to block access to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to his assets abroad. Later Maduro said that the Bank of England kept 80 tons of gold owned by the Venezuelan authorities.

Also in the media appeared information that Guido appealed to Theresa may, at the time being as Prime Minister of great Britain, asking them not to return to the government of President Maduro gold bullion.

In Venezuela, 21 January 2019, the mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after the oath of office. The head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, Juan Guido illegally declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the US announced its recognition of Guido. In turn, Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate President. In Moscow called "presidential status" of Guido non-existent.