Russian Ambassador Presents Credentials to Venezuelan President
The ceremony participants did not shake hands, but posed for a photograph, touching their elbows. "The ambassador sent me a direct message from President Vladimir Putin about full solidarity with Venezuela, the Bolivarian government and full support", Maduro said at a press conference broadcast on Venezolana de Television. President Vladimir Putin appointed Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov as Russian Ambassador to Venezuela on February 17.
According to the latest official data, the number of cases of infection with a new coronavirus in Venezuela reached 135, three people died. Since March 17, the country has been under general quarantine.