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Putin Warns Washington - Back Off! from Venezuela: ‘A Gross Violation of International Law’


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Russia isn’t happy about the recent developments in South America and the coup attempt against the Venezuelan president, because they have invested billions over the past years in Chavez and Maduro.

Russia's investments in Venezuela are at risk if Maduro falls. The situation is summed up well by the neocon Moscow Times, which, despite its slant, provides a refreshingly frank opinion. Another neocon, Leonid Bershidsky over at Bloomberg, was salivating about this possibility yesterday.

Just one month ago we wrote how Russia conducted joint military drills bringing their nuclear capable bombers to Venezuela.

And the breaking news of an hour ago is that Putin met with his Security Council to discuss Venezuela, which basically means that they are weighing their military options.

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Things could get ugly very fast.

This RT segment details the latest developments in this diplomatic crisis and Russian officials weighing in:

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