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Joining forces

Print edition : April 26, 2019

An Ilyushin Il-62M, one of the two Russian military planes that arrived with troops and equipment for Caracas, at Simon Bolivar International Airport on March 28. Russia said its troops will stay in Venezuela “for as long as needed” and urged the United States not to worry about Moscow’s ties with a traditional ally. Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP

Boxes with medicines and disposable medical supplies to Venezuela being unloaded from a Chinese Airline in Caracas on March 29. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez after talks in Moscow on March 1. Photo: Pavel Golovkin/AP

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

Russia and China both have stakes in Venezuela and are unwilling to let the U.S. drive an agenda that goes against their interests.
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