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3/16, 11:10 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Abrams to discuss Venezuela with Russian diplomats

United States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams (pictured) will discuss the situation in Venezuela with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov next week in Rome, the State Department said in a statement.

Abrams, who said earlier that Washington is preparing "significant" sanctions against entities breaching the punitive measures against the government in Caracas, will meet with Rybakov and other Russian officials March 18-19.

Abrams is also expected to meet with Italian officials, including Prime Minister Diplomatic Advisor Pietro Benassi.

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