Thursday, March 28, 2019

Trump Tells Russia to Get Its Troops Out of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that “all options” were open to make that happen. 
The arrival of two Russian air force planes carrying nearly 100 Russian troops outside Caracas on Saturday has escalated the political crisis in Venezuela. 
"Russia has to get out," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Guaido's wife, Fabiana Rosales. The U.S. government believes the Russian troops include special forces and cybersecurity personnel. 
Asked how he would make Russian forces leave, Trump said: "We'll see. All options are open." 
Russia has bilateral relations and agreements with Venezuela which it plans to honor, Russian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said, in response to Trump's comments.

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