Moscow, Feb 21 : Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that he had no information about whether Russia had really sent humanitarian aid to Caracas.
On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said at a meeting with scientists that Russia would deliver 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Caracas at the same day. "I do not have this information, so I can not answer this question now. I need to clarify it," Peskov said, answering whether Russia had really sent humanitarian aid, what it is, and who was involved in the shipment.
Venezuela is currently facing a sharp economic and political crisis. After the opposition leader, Juan Guaido, proclaimed himself an interim president of Venezuela, the United States recognized him as the country's leader and delivered aid for the country to neighboring Colombia. Maduro refused to accept US aid, blasting it as a ploy to topple his government. Russia, among some other nations, voiced support for Maduro.