The standoff in Venezuela increased tensions between the United States and Russia
'Maduro’s government has no way to solve the electricity crisis that they themselves created'
'The violence could lead the United States to impose new sanctions as early as Monday to cut off the Maduro’s government access to revenues'
China has lent more than $50 billion to Venezuela through oil-for-loan agreements over the past decade, securing energy supplies for its fast-growing economy
'We will do everything possible, once again, this is obviously a very, very controversial subject, but making use of our sovereignty and, within our jurisdictions, we will do what is necessary'
China and Venezuela have been "pragmatically cooperating for a long time," said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.
Instead of the bloc as a whole making a joint declaration, each of the 28 governments will come forward with their own position on whether to back Venezuela’s National Assembly head.
Maduro says the United States is promoting a coup against him and promised to stay in office.
U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president.