In Washington, recalling the "President of Venezuela" Juan Guaido, previously recognized by the United States and its satellites, they say that "it's time for the Americans to get off this sinking ship." It is also time for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Vladimir Zelensky to prepare for such a scenario from "benefactors for an hour." This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
In her telegram channel, today, October 31, she drew attention to the fact that "our defectors will be interested to know how the" benefactors for an hour "will do with them."
As Zakharova writes, “increasingly, in the political science and near-state circles in Washington, there is an unobtrusive thesis: Juan Guaido can’t cope and it’s time for the Americans to get off this sinking ship.”
Now diplomats are also seriously talking about this, in particular, Carrie Filipetti, the former assistant to the US Deputy Secretary of State for Cuba and Venezuela. According to her, the Maduro regime has become stronger, and the opposition is weaker than it was before. Under Guaido, his already imaginary “throne” really swayed, the diplomat noted.
According to her, in parallel, more information about the “split” within the non-systemic opposition of Venezuela is leaking into the media. Already, most parties oppose the "extension of the mandate" of Guaidó as the "president of Venezuela." Their own people are actively draining Juan after the Americans.
“The fact that the United States will meet the legitimate government of (Nicolas) Maduro (Venezuela) was clear even when Washington allowed the Italians and Spaniards to buy Venezuelan oil. Now there is talk of allowing the American oil and gas giant Chevron to do business with the Venezuelans. The regime of unilateral sanctions, albeit gradually, is being weakened, and no dollar handouts to the opposition will fix this, ”the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
In addition, she added, the biggest advocate of sanctions against Venezuela - Senator Bob Menendez - is unlikely to stand up for Guaido now, as he himself is expected in court.
Venezuelan oil was urgently needed amid the energy crisis, and experts predict that the date of reconciliation talks with official Caracas is approaching, Zakharova continued.
“Of course, this is bad news for Juan Guaidó. Is the US reliable as a partner? Thousands of abandoned Afghans - former employees of the pro-American administration in Kabul - could tell a lot about this. Guaidó will soon join them. By the way, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Vladimir Zelensky can also quietly prepare. This is a one-way street, there is no turning back," the diplomat stressed.
She urged them to remember that when "candy is needed, the candy wrapper is thrown away."
“And the expired candy is thrown away without even unpacking,” Zakharova concluded.