The US introduced anti-Russian sanctions that are illegal under international law. In recent years, the US has pursued a policy towards Russia that can hardly be described as friendly. Russia’s interests are ignored while anti-Russian activities are pursued. Without any provocation whatsoever from Russia, illegal sanctions under international law are imposed repeatedly.
Apparently in a state of provocative frenzy, Americans, who are currently preparing an egregious, unquestionable act of provocation on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, scheduled for 23 February, got carried away.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that US-backed acts of provocation, or even coup-d'état, are imminent in Venezuela. See similar disinformation cases here, here, and here. Deadly clashes broke out in Venezuelan border towns on Saturday 23 February 2019, as President Nicolás Maduro blocked humanitarian aid from crossing from Colombia and Brazil. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the attacks on civilians. Read the EU's statement on this incident here.