Malta, which recognises Guaido as Venezuela president (that didn’t work out too well, did it?), denied Russian Venezuela-bound airplanes passage through its not particularly large airspace. US State Department applauded the decision and called on other countries to follow suit.
The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted it was only too happy with the US applauding:
We applaud the government of #Malta for refusing to allow Russian planes to use its airspace to supply the brutal former regime in #Venezuela. We call on all countries to follow Malta’s example to stop the Kremlin’s support for the dictator Maduro. #EstamosUnidosVE @MFAMalta
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) April 19, 2019
We are trying hard to keep your hands away from trigger. So keep applauding – at least it’s harmless.
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) April 19, 2019