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Trump Will 'Probably' Talk to Putin About Venezuela

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will probably talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping about the crisis in Venezuela.

"We will probably be talking at some point," Trump told reporters after the White House warned Russia and other countries backing President Nicolas Maduro against sending troops and military equipment to Venezuela.

"I'll be talking to a lot of people — perhaps President Putin, perhaps President Xi of China," Trump said.

Moscow sent military advisers to Venezuela last weekend amid the escalating political crisis in Venezuela.

Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to withdraw from the country and said "all options" were open to make that happen. The Kremlin rejected his call and said its actions there were agreed with the Latin American country’s legitimate government.

Includes reporting from Reuters.

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