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Trump says he might discuss Venezuela with Putin ‘at some point’

US President Donald Trump said he is not ruling out talking to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin about the situation in Venezuela. “We will probably be talking at some point,” Trump said on Friday, adding that he might also take up the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Earlier, US special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams threatened to slap Moscow with sanctions over its continued support of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Trump called on Russia to “get out” of Venezuela after two Russian jets with military servicemen and equipment landed in Caracas last week, in line with the 2001 agreement on military-technical cooperation. Russia’s state arms exporter said on Sunday that it plans to deepen its cooperation with the Venezuelan military.

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