Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of
force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro.
The military presence "is regulated by an agreement" between Moscow and Caracas, said the foreign ministry. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has rejected the deployment, saying it violates the constitution.
Russia has emerged as a key ally of acting President Nicolas Maduro. Two planes, reportedly carrying military supplies and troops, have landed in Caracas.
The opposition leader has embarked on a national tour under the banner "Operation Liberty" to rally support for widespread protest against acting President Nicolas Maduro. But government supporters aren't staying silent.
As Venezuelans endured more power outages, police scuffled with protesters demonstrating against the government of Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for people to take to the streets.
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