Venezuela’s vice president is visiting Russia, voicing hope for stronger ties with Moscow amid the U.S. pressure.

Delcy Rodriguez said after Friday’s talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Venezuela will rely on supplies of food and medicines from Russia as it faces a U.S.-led blockade and hold the door open for more Russian investments.

Lavrov reaffirmed strong support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and criticized the U.S. for waging a “cynical campaign aimed at ousting the legitimate government of Venezuela.” He strongly warned Washington against military intervention.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Lavrov accused the U.S. and its allies of using economic sanctions and assets freezes to provoke a humanitarian crisis in the country.

He said that Russia has delivered a humanitarian aid shipment to Venezuela and will provide more such assistance.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez for talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez smiles as she speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez smiles as she speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez prepares to speak to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez prepares to speak to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)