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Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In ‘Toughest Way Possible’
By Tsvetana Paraskova

March 11, 2019 "Information Clearing House" Nicolas Maduro’s staunchest international ally—Russia—reaffirmed last week its full support to the Socialist leader’s regime and his efforts to prevent what Moscow sees as interference in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.

At the same time, Russia, which vowed to defend its oil assets in Venezuela as early as the political crisis began in January, sees risks to its investments in the Latin American country and pledges to react “in the toughest way” possible within international law if those investments are threatened, Russia’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemsky, told Russian government-run newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta in an interview published this week.

Russia is the staunchest supporter and ally of Maduro’s "regime" in the political power struggle in the Latin American country sitting on top of the world’s largest oil reserves, while the US and many European nations have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president. Russia has stood by Maduro for years and has poured billions of US dollars in Venezuela in the form of loans and oil investments. Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft has extended US$6 billion of loans to Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA. As of December 31, 2018, Venezuela still owed Rosneft US$2.3 billion.


Rosneft is also said to be helping Venezuela to get the oil products it needs to dilute its heavy crude after the US sanctions choked off American naphtha exports to Venezuela.


There certainly are risks to Russia’s investments in Venezuela, but those risks are associated with Washington’s behavior, rather than with Venezuela’s government, as the case with PDVSA’s US-based refining subsidiary Citgo has shown, ambassador Zaemsky told Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in the interview with a headline ‘Russia is not abandoning its friends’).

All Russian investment projects have been approved by the relevant Venezuelan and international law and therefore, are under their protection, Zaemsky said, and added: 

“If attempts are made to deprive Russian companies of their investments in Venezuela’s economy, Russia will react to this in the toughest way, employing all available means under international law.”  

Referring to Citgo, Zaemsky said that Russia sees in this a US policy of unfair competition, citing another example—“unprecedented US pressure on Europe” over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in an attempt to squeeze Russia out of the EU gas market.

Similarly, Washington basically appropriated assets of a large oil refining business, without paying a cent for it and hiding behind tales of its transfer to “the legitimate president Juan Guaidó” [sic], Rossiyskaya Gazeta quoted Zaemsky as saying.

The Russian ambassador to Venezuela also reaffirmed Moscow’s stance that Russian-Venezuelan relations are strategic and the countries continue to strengthen them.

This position was also expressed last week by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said on Friday, after talks with visiting Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, that Moscow supports Maduro and the “measures taken by Nicolas Maduro’s government to prevent further destabilisation.”

Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez confirmed what President Nicolas Maduro has said repeatedly: that the Venezuelan leadership is ready for such a dialogue. Of course, it is unfortunate that the opposition has consistently rejected dialogue – upon direct instructions from Washington, as we all know very well,” Lavrov said, as carried by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Saturday, in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding Venezuela, Lavrov “condemned the threats the US has made toward the country’s lawful leadership, which is an overt interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and a severe violation of the international law,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

While the global superpowers spat over the handling of the crisis in Venezuela, the Latin American country’s oil industry has been hit hard by the US sanctions against it and its state oil firm PDVSA. Venezuela struggles to find buyers for its oil, after the sanctions essentially ban exports to what was its largest market until recently, the US, as well as imports from the US of naphtha, which the country uses to dilute its thick heavy oil to make it flow.

Russia’s Rosneft is reportedly coming to the rescue with shipments of naphtha to Venezuela to help it make its heavy oil suitable for processing and exports. Two Rosneft tankers will be sending 1 million barrels of heavy naphtha to Venezuela in the next few weeks, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing shipping reports and a source with knowledge of the plans. These naphtha shipments could bring some immediate relief, but they would be lower than Venezuela’s typical monthly heavy naphtha imports of 2-3 million barrels, according to Bloomberg.

Tsvetana is a writer for the U.S.-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews.

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Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:40:47 PM »
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  • There's an Orthodox (schismatic) "prophesy" that says Russia will open a can of utter whoop ass on the U.S. in a global war after the U.S. starts it, and the U.S. will never regain its status as a military or economic superpower. I can actually see that happening and it would be justified.
    the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men.
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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 12:45:09 PM »
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  • The random walk to war with Russia:


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    Russian Troops, Aid Arrive In Venezuela After Delivering Red Line Warning To Trump

    Just days after a high-level meeting in Rome this week, during which Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US – Moscow will not tolerate American military intervention to topple the Venezuelan government with whom it is allied - it appears Russia is taking no chances with its South American ally.

    After the Rome meeting, Ryabkov said bluntly:

    One of those warnings delivered by Ryabkov is understood to have been that no American military intervention in Venezuela will be tolerated by Moscow.
    For his part, Abrams sounded as if he had emerged from the meeting after having been given a severe reprimand.

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    “No, we did not come to a meeting of minds, but I think the talks were positive in the sense that both sides emerged with a better understanding of the other’s views,” he told reporters.

    “A better understanding of the other’s views,”
    means that the American side was given a red line to back off.


    And now, according to journalist Javier I. Mayorca, Colonel General Vasily Tonkoshkurov, chief of the Main Staff of the Ground Forces - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of Russia, arrived in Venezuela.

    The Russian general arrived in the Bolivarian Republic accompanied by 99 servicemen. On board the An-124 delivered 35 tons of cargo.

    The Russian General was reportedly received by the Director General of the Office of Integration and International Affairs, Vide Admiral Marianny Mata Quijada, and by the Director of FAES (Venezuela's Special Forces Unit), Edgar Colina Reyes.

    This is enough. The Monroe Doctrine should be implemented.

    Putin is a despot.

    Globalism, mass migration, nationalism, moral decay, economic decay, nations preparing for war. All the ingredients for the Fourth Turning. 2020's will very interesting in a murderous way.


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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 01:05:23 PM »
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  • The US-led NATO army has been getting closer and closer to Russia for the last 3 decades.  Then the US deep state overturns Ukraine and installs a pro-west leader.  Ukraine is right in the backyard of Russia.  The goal of the US/Europe deep state has been to start WW3 with Russia - this is their "end game" by which to reduce the global population by 2/3rds and install the anti-christ in the aftermath.

    Putin has been avoiding war and being tolerant of the West's/Nato's provocations; I don't think he's a despot.  We protect Israel WAY more than Russia protects Venezuela.  Aren't we despotic, by the same definition?  The deep state has been "poking the bear" for decades.  At some point the bear will swipe, and we'll deserve the pain.  The only hope is that Trump and Putin can work together and compromise.  You'll notice that when Trump started critizing Nato, then Europe starting talking of building their own army (i.e. to continue the plan to aggrivate russia into WW3, even if Trump/America would back off this plan).  At some point, Russia will have no choice but to attack Europe since they won't leave them alone.  I just hope that the US is spared, if Trump and Putin are friends.

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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 03:45:01 PM »
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  • Both Russia and America should be working together to ensure that there's a peaceful, democratic transfer of power over there. That is the only solution.
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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 03:48:26 PM »
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  • Both Russia and America should be working together to ensure that there's a peaceful, democratic transfer of power over there. That is the only solution.

    The chances for that is nil. Until Russia is converted there will be no chance for peace, heaven has stated that as fact. No turning back now.

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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 06:29:25 AM »
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    This is enough. The Monroe Doctrine should be implemented.
    Yea, sure. Maybe the U.S. should stop being so hypocritical and stay on their own side of the globe for a change.

    However, Zakharova has the perfect answer for this nonsense;




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    « Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 06:48:32 AM »
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    Putin is a despot.
    As opposed to what? What is your definition of a despot? A leader defending his nation against an international zionist interloper and aggressor like the jew nited states? Russia has been constantly under attack since Putin gave the boot to the jewish oligarchs not too long ago and they haven't let up since. And they won't until one of two things happen, either he's toppled or taken out, physically if necessary. But this would create a backlash from the Russians like the world has never seen. The West better pray that nothing happens to Putin or any effective regime change over there.

    I believe Putin is the best statesmen and national leader with any moral character in the FREE world today.

    Not only that, he's an open and devout Christian. Show me another major world player who even comes close to that these days. Certainly not that idiot and jewish sock puppet we have in our white house today;





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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 07:47:02 PM »
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  • Not only that, he's an open and devout Christian.

    A heretic is not a Christian.
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 08:40:48 AM »
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  • Russia is the staunchest supporter and ally of Maduro’s "regime" in the political power struggle in the Latin American country sitting on top of the world’s largest oil reserves, while the US and many European nations have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president. Russia has stood by Maduro for years and has poured billions of US dollars in Venezuela in the form of loans and oil investments. Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft has extended US$6 billion of loans to Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA. As of December 31, 2018, Venezuela still owed Rosneft US$2.3 billion.

    If Russia has really poured billions of US dollars in Venezuela in the form of loans and oil investments, then those loans and investments will have to be paid back, presumably. It's not as if those loans have helped the actual citizens of Venezuela, many of whom are at the point of starvation.

    I don't know much about this situation in Venezuela, but I know someone here in the US who grew up in Venezuela, and she says that nearly all of the country's oil assets were sold off to foreign entities decades ago, after the Socialists took over. It seems that Russia owns a lot of Venezuela's oil assets, and it's unlikely that they are going to give them up.

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    « Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 12:56:40 PM »
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  • A heretic is not a Christian.
    Then neither is a catholic pope and "saint".........



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    « Reply #11 on: March 31, 2019, 01:05:12 PM »
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  • A heretic is not a Christian.
    He's not a heretic, he's a Christian in schism with the papacy. 
    Kind of like this man;

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    « Reply #12 on: March 31, 2019, 08:05:48 PM »
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  • Alaric:  Have Putin prove himself, as a God fearing man.  Have him consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and The Sacred Heart, publicly.  This is what all leaders have been begged to do and our families.

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    « Reply #13 on: March 31, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
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    He's not a heretic, he's a Christian in schism with the papacy. 
    Kind of like this man;
    Alaric, you give all sedes a bad name with your extremism and hateful anti +ABL comments.  It's truly ridiculous that you would equate +ABL with Putin or any other schismatic sect.  Your attitude is not catholic and your "zeal" for the Faith is corrupted by your unresolved anger over the crisis in the Church.

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    Re: Russia To Defend Its Venezuela Oil Assets In 'Toughest Way Possible'
    « Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 05:59:32 PM »
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  • Alaric:  Have Putin prove himself, as a God fearing man.  Have him consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and The Sacred Heart, publicly.  This is what all leaders have been begged to do and our families.
    Really? Not even catholic popes  along with the bishops will do that. And even after the Lady of Fatima requested as such.
    Why in the world would you demand a head of state of such a demonstration, when even the so-called vicar of Christ himself will not  even acknowledge this order by Christ's own Mother?
    At least Putin openly displays his devotion to the Church (orthodox), that's more than I can say than 90% of world leaders today. Putin has more than proven himself to be a "God-fearing" man.
    And a much better track record than  the popes of the last hundred years. At least when it comes to this Fatima issue.

     

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