"It looks good. So far, Maduro appears to be fulfilling his commitment to free elections. But that's not all. There is still a long way to go. But so far everything is fine," TASS quoted him as saying.

Earlier it was reported that the United States released Alex Saab, a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in exchange for several imprisoned Americans.

Earlier, Maduro announced that the United States must be held accountable for the kidnapping of diplomat Alex Saab before negotiations with the right-wing opposition could resume.

Prior to that, the President of Venezuela said that the country's authorities would appeal to international organizations with a statement about the kidnapping of diplomat Alex Saab, who was extradited to the United States.