Venezuela is the enemy Weapons of arms This Thursday suggested that sanctions imposed on Russia in the wake of Ukraine’s military invasion should be “transferred” to Venezuela, Nicaragua and its allies in Cuba.
“Let their property be confiscated, their messengers be expelled, and trade paralyzed. Their families cannot enjoy the money they have misappropriated, and those who have personally benefited from the pain of their people feel only pressure in Moscow to support their bosses’ criminal, dictatorial and expansionist pretensions. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections.
In a virtual meeting with a group supporting Juan Guaidó, the Member of Parliament elected in 2015 promised that it was time to set aside “moral relativism”.
In his opinion, “being on the side of Ukraine is freedom, democracy, being on the right side of history.”
Armas called on the Venezuelan people to take as an example the solidarity shown by the Ukrainian people during the war.
Sanctions on Russia
On Thursday, EU leaders gave the green light to new sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. These affect the financial sector, energy, dual-use goods, transport or visas.
One of the main obstacles is the exclusion of some Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system.
US President Joe Biden has not ruled out a US veto of Russia’s oil imports this Wednesday. He also accused Russia of deliberately targeting civilian areas in Ukraine.
Eight days after the invasion of Ukraine, defined by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “special military operation,” more than 2,000 civilians have died, according to Kyiv, the UN recognizes at least 136 deaths.
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