Moscow’s support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been an irritant in its relations with Washington, which recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate head of state. In March, a passenger jet with what Moscow said were 99 Russian military specialists landed in Venezuela, prompting Mr. Trump to warn Russia to get out of the country . The servicemen were accompanied by an Antonov An-124 cargo plane that carried 35 tons of military hardware. It couldn’t be determined how many people were withdrawing or how many would remain. “Russia was never building a military stronghold in Venezuela. It was protecting a loyal friend, and now the danger against him seems to have passed,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of a Kremlin defense and foreign policy advisory body. Moscow’s biggest defense contractor, Rostec, has also slimmed down its presence in Venezuela , as Mr. Maduro’s government has failed to […]