Telephone conversation with President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro 2021-02-19 18:00:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. The two presidents addressed current issues concerning the development of Russian-Venezuelan strategic partnership in a constructive and friendly manner. Particular attention was paid to cooperation regarding coronavirus response. Nicolas Maduro thanked the Russian President for the supplies of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to Venezuela, which began in February. He also gave an update on the developments in the republic, including in the context of external pressure exerted on Venezuela. The Russian President expressed support for the efforts of the Venezuelan authorities to strengthen the country's sovereignty. When discussing bilateral agenda, the sides confirmed their mutual disposition to expand mutually beneficial ties in various sectors.