“The example of events in Venezuela clearly shows how the progressive Western community in reality relates to international law, sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of states, manually changing the power there,” she wrote on Facebook.

Earlier, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro accused the United States of trying to carry out a coup d'etat in the country, which, he said, tried to put a “puppet in their own interests.”

The country's defense minister, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, said that the army does not recognize the presidency of parliamentary speaker Juan Guaido.