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Venezuela makes debt repayment to Russia

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia September 25, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo
Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Venezuela has made its latest scheduled debt repayment to Russia, Russia’s finance ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

She did not disclose the amount paid.

Close ally Moscow has acted as a lender of last resort for Caracas, with the Russian government and oil giant Rosneft providing at least $17 billion in loans and credit lines since 2006.

(Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya; Writing by Tom Balmforth; ; editing by John Stonestreet)

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