Blackout In Venezuela Provoked From Abroad - Russian Foreign Ministry

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Blackout in Venezuela Provoked From Abroad - Russian Foreign Ministry

The recent blackout in Venezuela was provoked from abroad, the organizers of this remote attack knew the configuration of equipment manufactured in Canada, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) The recent blackout in Venezuela was provoked from abroad, the organizers of this remote attack knew the configuration of equipment manufactured in Canada, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday.

"Venezuela this week faced a serious trouble that took the lives of the country's citizens. Like the absolute majority of troubles that have befallen independent Venezuela in recent years, this trouble again came from outside. According to the legitimate government led by President [Nicolas] Maduro, as well as information from other reliable sources... the Venezuelan electricity sector was attacked from abroad," Zakharova said.

"The talk is about a complex remote impact on the system controlling the key electric distribution stations, which had equipment, made in a western state, as I understand it, in Canada," she said at a briefing, adding that all the algorithms of operation and vulnerabilities of the equipment "were well known to the direct organizers of the aggression."

Zakharova said Moscow hoped the foreign organizers of the blackout in Venezuela would be held responsible by a court, adding that Moscow would closely consider Caracas' request for probing the recent attack on Venezuela's power grid, if such a request was received.

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