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#BREAKING
Russia sending militia to #Venezuela to protect Maduro

After protecting Assad in Syria, now Putin is siding with another dictator.

U.S., EU should fully sanctions Venezuela's oil industry, freeze all assets.
in.reuters.com/article/venezu…
"The contractors are associated with the so-called Wagner group whose members, mostly ex-service personnel, fought clandestinely in support of Russian forces in Syria and Ukraine..."

More on these mercenaries:
businessinsider.com/russia-wagner-…
"Asked if the deployment was linked to protecting Maduro, the source said: 'It’s directly connected.'”

Putin has even dispatched Wagner Group members all the way to Africa.
theatlantic.com/international/…
"Wagner has been active in conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and has sent mercenaries to the Central African Republic and Sudan, according to Western and independent Russian media reports as well as foreign governments."
scmp.com/news/world/rus…
"Wagner Group, allegedly a 'private military company,' attracted worldwide attention after some of its personnel in Syria were killed & wounded in a devastating air & artillery strike by US military targeting pro-Syrian gov militia forces on February 7."
polygraph.info/a/russian-merc…
Source:
Russia is protecting its biggest source of uncontrolled uranium in #Venezuela.
Uranium mining in Venezuela is carried out by Russia & #Iran.
Source:
The Venezuelan uranium is transferred in quantities to #Iran by the Conviasa airlines & is said to take off every Wednesday from the La Carlota military airbase.
Source:
The Venezuelan uranium is processed in Iran & mostly sent to Russia. Some quantities are sent to China & the remaining is kept in Iran.
Two Russian nuclear bombers arrived in #Venezuela on Dec 11, 2018.
However, no word on whether they left or have remained in the country.
Today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver remarks to the media on #Venezuela at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Watch live here state.gov
#BREAKING
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on #Venezuela:

We hope to work with all countries to ultimately have free & fair elections to overcome the horrors of the Maduro regime.
Maduro is a cruel dictator that has caused so much devastation for the people of Venezuela.
#BREAKING
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on #Venezuela:

US diplomats have been invited by Interim President Guaido to remain in the country.
Some staff members are leaving.
We will make sure we will protect our folks on the ground.
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