About 20 tonnes of gold from the Venezuelan central bank had been transported on Tuesday with the Boeing 777 a Russian airline, which had landed a day earlier in Caracas, wrote a Venezuelan legislature on Twitter.
The target of $ 840 million gold bullion was unknown, but one source told Bloomberg News that it accounted for about 20 percent of the country's metal share. The gold is intended for loading, it says in the report.
The news agency, which first reported on the tweet, identified the legislature as Jose Guerra. The legislature provided no evidence to support its claim, but was identified in the report as a former economist at the country's central bank, which is still closely linked to the workers.
Noticias Venezuela, a news agency of the country, published a photo of it identified a plane of Nordwind Airlines from Moscow, which undertook the journey only with a crew on board.
Simon Zerpa, Venezuelan finance minister, did not comment on the gold when it was reached by Bloomberg, denying that there was a Russian plane at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas.
"I'll start bringing Russian and Turkish planes every week to get everyone scared," he quipped.
Bloomberg stretched to the north wind, which did not comment on the purpose of the flight. The airline did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.
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A plane from a Moscow company was reportedly flown on Monday to an international airport near Caracas.
Reuters reports There was speculation about the jet that was "parked at a private corner of the airport". And Reuters reported that this was the first time the plane made the trip.
Some conspiracy theories have come into circulation, including those that promoted the plane mercenary, but there was no solid evidence, Reuters reported.
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. Russia, one of President Nicolas Maduro's most convincing followers, is reportedly convicted of billions of dollars by the Latin Americans nation. Russia has expected that Venezuela will have problems repaying debts before a Russian loan payment is due.
Russia also has far-reaching commercial interests in Venezuela, including the partnership between the state-owned oil company Rosneft and state-owned state company Petroleos de Venezuela SA Sanctions on Monday by the United States.
Meanwhile, the Venezuelan Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to a demand from the prosecutor to prevent opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country while the socialist government is conducting a criminal investigation into its activities.
Outside, Guaido At the National Assembly building he was aware of the personal risks, but added: "Venezuela is prepared for change, and the world is clearly aware of what is happening."
Brad News Betz, Samuel Chamberlain and the Associated of Fox News The press contributed to this report.