Venezuelan defence minister says Bolton asked him to act correctly

Caracas, Mar 30 (Sputnik) Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said US National Security Adviser has been sending him messages, asking him to do the right thing amid the political and economic crises in the South American country.
“Mr. Jonh Bolton has sent me messages asking me to act correctly. I told him that we are acting correctly in line with the Constitution, meaning that we respect and defend our people’s will and support the legitimate and legal authorities,” Padrino Lopez said, as quoted in a tweet by the Defense Ministry’s press service.
Bolton has been a vivid critic of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Maduro was sworn for his new term in January. Shortly after it, opposition leader Juan Guaido, backed by Washington, declared himself the Venezuelan interim president and was backed by the United States and some of its allies.
China and Russia, among other states, expressed their support for Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela. Maduro, in his turn, suggested that the United States sought to overthrow his government and install Guaido in order to subsequently get hold of Venezuela’s oil assets.