31 Jan 2019 11:25

Moscow ready to join efforts mediating settlement in Venezuela - Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Jan 31 (Interfax) - Russia is ready to join mediating and consultative mechanisms to promote a settlement in Venezuela, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing on Thursday.

Moscow "is ready to join the mediating or consultative mechanisms acceptable for the Venezuelan sides," Zakharova said.

"We welcome the readiness of the Venezuelan president to accept these international efforts," she said.

"Sober-minded political forces are perfectly aware that a broad intra-Venezuelan dialogue unhindered by anyone is the only way out of the crisis," Zakharova said.