Russia’s Lavrov, after Pompeo talks, warns against US military action in Venezuela

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi. (Reuters)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland on Monday after which he warned that US military intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and unjustified.

The two men met on the sidelines of a meeting of the Arctic Council in Finland.

Lavrov told reporters his meeting had been constructive and that the two top diplomats had made decent progress when it came to discussing strategic nuclear stability.

Lavrov also said he was sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump would have another chance to meet again after their summit in Helsinki last year.

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