Konstantin Kosachev, the Chairman of the Russian upper house’s foreign affairs committee stated this in an interview with Sputnik on Tuesday.
On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the executive order to block property of the Venezuelan government in U.S. jurisdiction, including assets of the national Central Bank and the PDVSA oil company.
Oil reserves in Venezuela are the largest in the world and the state-owned PDVSA provides the government of Venezuela with substantial funding resources.
Following the Bolivian Revolution, PDVSA was mainly used as a political tool of the government.
Profits were also used to assist the presidency, with funds directed towards allies of the Venezuelan government.
“Of course, the actions of the U.S. can be called legitimate only from the point of view of the domestic U.S. jurisdiction.