"We call for urgent humanitarian access to the country to be provided in accordance with international humanitarian principles to help address the basic needs of crisis-affected people. We are alarmed by the deployment of Russian military forces which threatens to exacerbate the already dangerous situation", the minister said in a joint communique.
The statement comes amid a two-day meeting of G7 foreign ministers started on 5 April in France's seaside resort of Dinard. This meeting comes as preparation for the 45th G7 summit that will be held in Biarritz in late August.
The political crisis in Venezuela recently entered its third month. The turmoil began in January when US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela’s interim president. Maduro, supported by China and Russia, among others, accused Guaido of plotting to overthrow him with backing from Washington.