Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov visits ally Venezuela, reiterating Russia's support of disputed president Nicolás Maduro and announcing new trade deals with the economically crippled country.
Nicolás Maduro confirms United States reports that top Venezuelan officials are having secret meetings with members of the Trump administration. Maduro claims that the talks encourage Trump to listen to him; United States sources claim that the talks encourage Maduro supporters to defect.
Venezuela's Ambassador to Italy, Isaías Rodríguez, resigns, citing the government's lack of finances amid international sanctions on the Nicolás Maduro government. Rodríguez says, due to the sanctions, he has been unable to pay his staff or the rent for his office in Rome.
Colombia's Immigration Authority states that 567 Venezuelan soldiers have defected to Colombia from Nicolás Maduro's government since February 23, 2019. They were members of Venezuela's Armed Forces and Venezuela's National Police.
The Trump administration announced Friday it is revoking the visas of 49 Maduro-aligned officials and their families and sanctioning several top military and security officials, part of a major U.S. campaign to push contested Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power.
Reuters reports that Russian private military contractors belonging to the Wagner Group have flown into Venezuela to help guard President Nicolás Maduro, and that Russia supports Maduro's disputed government.
European countries, led by France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain, notify Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that he must call elections within eight days or they will officially recognize the claim of leadership made by Guaidó.