“We are interested in a stable, developing, and economically prospering Venezuela as an important government in the region. Obviously any attempts to rock the boat, especially ahead of elections, would not be helpful,” Alexander Shchetinin told RIA Novosti in an interview.
“Forcing a situation around elections is a very dangerous scenario,” he added.
The controversy around the election in Venezuela started after the country excluded the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union as observers for the December election.
Angel Rodriguez, one of the leaders of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) told Sputnik earlier in October that Washington "intensified pressure and attacks" on Caracas ahead of the electoral process.