"We will warn the United States against forceful intervention and other forms of unlawful influence on the legitimate authority in Caracas," the diplomat said. "Of course, we will explain why efforts should be made so that the intra-Venezuelan dialogue still begins."
According to him, "naturally" the issue of pressure on Russian companies for conducting economic activities with Venezuelan partners will be raised.
"Of course, we will emphasise that cooperation in all areas, which is conducted by Moscow and Caracas, is absolutely legal and has a definite history and significant scope," Ryabkov said.
He confirmed that his consultations with US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams will be held in Rome on Tuesday. Earlier, consultations were announced by the State Department.
"The positions of Moscow and Washington on this issue are diametrically opposed, but this is not a reason not to speak. We will conduct relevant discussions," Ryabkov said.