Russia has been defiant against the U.S. despite the U.S. threatening sanctions. Russia has backed Maduro, while the U.S. recognizes Guaidó as the rightful President. President Trump has told Russia to get out and to stop meddling in Venezuela, after two Russian planes carrying military personnel landed in Caracas.
Back in February, Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign ministry Maria Zakharova mocked John Bolton, after he threatened those undermining Venezuelen democracy.
Recently she stated the following:
"Of course, we understand what causes American nervousness," Zakharova said. "The planned rapid change of power in Caracas failed. With its self-confidence, Washington only 'set up' those in Latin America and Western Europe who rashly hurried to recognize an impostor whom the people did not elect as the head of Venezuela. Thus, they deprived themselves of space for diplomatic maneuvers."
VICTOR J MORROW