OREANDA-NEWS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Bolivian counterpart Selinda Sos Lunda on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The Russian side strongly condemned the attempted military coup in Bolivia on June 26. The inadmissibility of any actions aimed at undermining the constitutional foundations of sovereign states was emphasized. Russia's full and unwavering support for the government of President Luis Arce has been expressed," a statement on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The importance of consolidating all constructive forces and structures of Bolivian society in the interests of further stable development of the country was emphasized. Lavrov confirmed our solidarity with fraternal Bolivia, a reliable strategic partner of Russia," Smolenskaya Square added.

The message emphasizes that "both sides confirmed their commitment to all agreements reached during the June meeting of the Presidents of Russia and Bolivia in St. Petersburg."

On the night of June 27, the commander-in-chief of the Bolivian army, General Juan Jose Zuniga, led troops to the square where the government palace in La Paz is located and announced his intention to change the cabinet and return the country to democracy.

The country's top leadership immediately announced an attempted military coup, calling on the population to support the authorities. Soon, President Luis Arce decided to change the supreme military command in Bolivia. He appointed Jose Sanchez Velazquez to the post of commander-in-chief, who called on the military to immediately lift the siege of the government palace and return to the barracks. The soldiers, having learned about the change of military leadership, began to move away from the palace and withdraw military equipment. General Suniga also left the square.

The Bolivian Prosecutor's Office announced the beginning of an investigation into the incident and issued an arrest warrant for Suniga and those who assisted him. Soon there was a message about his arrest.

The Kremlin said on Thursday that it considers the latest events in Bolivia, where there was an attempted military coup, to be an internal matter, calling on third countries not to interfere in the events.

The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the coup attempt in Bolivia, warned against attempts at foreign interference, called on "all constructive political forces and structures of Bolivia to unite in the interests of consolidation" and expressed solidarity with Bolivia as a "reliable strategic partner" of the Russian Federation.

On June 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Bolivian President Luis Arce, who arrived at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

At the meeting, Arce said that Russia and Bolivia plan to implement a joint lithium mining project in this South American country. He expressed Bolivia's willingness to cooperate with the Russian Federation in other areas.

In turn, Putin noted the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the field of high technologies, recalling that Rosatom is building a nuclear research and technology center in El Alto, Bolivia. He also recalled that the largest radiopharmacological complex in Latin America has already been put into operation, which already provides Bolivian clinics with appropriate drugs.