Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido warns military on blocked humanitarian aid

Venezuela moves to replace US executives on Citgo board

Meanwhile, a standoff over humanitarian aid deliveries at the country's border with Colombia, pitting the Venezuelan military, which is still loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, against supporters of opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido.

The move comes after the United States imposed new financial sanctions aimed at preventing oil revenues reaching the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim leader has told RT that the "corrupt regime" there is exclusively to blame for its dire humanitarian situation, and promised that democracy will be embraced, with free elections, once Maduro is gone.

"There are people responsible for this and the regime knows it". "This a crime against humanity, men of the armed forces".

Shipments of USA food, medicine, and humanitarian aid are on the Colombian side, with a tanker and two large trucks sitting in the middle of the bridge.

Last week Maduro also rejected a call by European Union countries to hold elections, prompting them to recognize Guaido.

The U.S. wants to "steal Citgo from Venezuela", Quevedo said on Monday.

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He also voiced against U.S. President Donald Trump, "get out Donald Trump, get out his threats", Maduro said.

"Here are armed forces and here are the people to defend the honor, dignity and decorum of a country that has over 200 years of fighting for its future".

Russian Federation rejected any worldwide intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action.

Maduro denies that any "humanitarian crisis" exists in his country, attributing severe lack of basic food and products to United States sanctions.

Reliance Industries Ltd., an Indian refiner that operates the world's biggest processing complex, is taking a parcel of Venezuelan synthetic oil Hamaca that was originally scheduled for delivery to a LyondellBasell Industries NV plant in the US, according to person with knowledge of situation and shipping reports compiled by Bloomberg.

Guaido, who proclaimed himself president last month in a move recognized by the United States and some of its allies, is trying to obtain income accrued by PDVSA's USA refining subsidiary, Citgo Petroleum Corp.

A drop in energy prices, corruption, and failed socialist policies have destroyed the oil-rich Venezuelan economy, leaving severe shortages of food and medicine and out-of-control inflation.

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