Zakharova noted that the U.S. arbitary sanctions are a weapon of genocide in Covid-19 times.
Russia's Foreing Minister Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Friday reiterated her country's call to lift the illegal economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela, which they consider as a "genocide tool" in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled that the first batch of 10,000 kits to diagnose cases of Covid-19 infections was sent to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, this week.
Regarding the US allegations Against Venezuelan government officials for alleged links to drug trafficking, Zakharova said they are "absurd" and that the US justice system is following "instructions to overthrow legitimate Venezuelan authorities."
For its part, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza thanked Russia for its support in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and in denouncing the smear campaign against the country and President Nicolas Maduro.
"Russia, always in defense of International Law and the sovereignty of Venezuela, denounces the illegality of unilateral coercive measures," Arreaza said.