"There is a lack of food and medicines, it's (facing) inflation and mass demonstrations".
Mr. Marulanda said the recent Russian arrivals are special forces - Spetsnaz - who are being embedded among Venezuela's elite military units to better resist any USA intervention or internal coup against Mr. Maduro.
Belgium's deputy prime minister Didier Reynders said it supported Guaido's "mission to organize free and transparent elections", but stopped short of endorsing him as acting president. Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal also lined up behind Guaido, who last month declared himself interim president with the support of the United States and many South American nations.
Wallstrom echoed Hunt and Sanchez in their calls for an election to take place as soon as possible, she said: "Venezuela is a country in disrepair".
"This is a process led by the people of Venezuela in their very courageous quest to return their country themselves to democracy in accordance with their own constitution", she said.
He said Spain, which has a sizable Venezuelan community, also is working on a humanitarian aid program for Venezuela, where shortages of basic items are acute.
Theresa May spoke by phone with her Spanish counterpart Sanchez on Sunday about the situation in Venezuela, the Prime Minister's official spokesman told a media briefing in Westminster. A growing list of 38 countries has now recognized Guaido, including non-EU European nations Kosovo, Iceland and Albania.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, speaking to France Inter Radio, appealed for an early presidential election that will ensure "the Venezuelan crisis ends peacefully".
In January, the U.S. recognised Juan Guaido as the "legitimate" head of the country, handing him control of the country's assets in the US.
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Guaido has accused the military - controlled by President Nicolas Maduro - of planning to divert global humanitarian aid headed for the crisis-torn country.
More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and clear the way for a new presidential election. "I hope we will have a positive answer [from him]", Maduro told Italian news channel SkyTg24. Ten EU countries have yet to announce their position.
Venezuela has the largest reserves in the world, but production has plunged under Mr Maduro's tenure.
Trump warned that military intervention remains "an option" for dealing with the crisis in Venezuela.
Maduro said Monday he has written to Pope Francis asking for help in fostering dialogue.
Joseph Humire, a lecturer for the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group, said in an interview that Russian Federation wants to "draw the U.S. into a quagmire", which Mr. Maduro has warned that would be "worse than Vietnam".
"We need more and more pressure on the top of the army corps, and in the top of the political dictatorship", Viera-Blanco said.
However, he supported plans for a meeting of Latin American and European Union states in a "Contact Group" meeting in Montevideo next Thursday. It aims to address the crisis in Venezuela and is due to hold its first meeting in Uruguay on Thursday.
Freeland smiled and remarked that protesting was a right guaranteed by the constitution in Canada, one that "I am sad to say political protesters in Venezuela do not (have)". Guaido is an opposition leader who's the head of Venezuela's legislature.