‘Most important drills in history!’ Venezuela’s Maduro inspects troops amid power struggle (VIDEOS)
After the US pledged full support for the self-proclaimed “interim president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, not ruling out a ‘humanitarian’ military intervention if need be, Maduro said the National Armed Forces must be prepared to defend Venezuela “in any scenario” and announced massive exercises between February 10 and 15.
“We are preparing for the most important military exercises in our history,” Maduro reiterated on Sunday while inspecting preparations for the exercises.
According to a series of videos he posted on Twitter, over the weekend Maduro visited the 41th Armored Brigade at Fort Paramacay, as well as the Naval Base Agustín Armario in the city of Puerto Cabello, located in the north-central state of Carabobo.
Nos estamos preparando para los ejercicios militares más importantes de nuestra historia, en homenaje al Bicentenario de Angostura. Su objetivo es acoplar toda la capacidad, operativa, organizacional, de armas y de unión cívico militar, para defender nuestra Patria. pic.twitter.com/TUsCWVn0uL— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) January 27, 2019
Despite Guaido promising amnesty to soldiers and officers, the Venezuelan Army has largely disavowed the self-proclaimed leader and pledged to defend national sovereignty, according to Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.Also on rt.com Venezuelan military envoy to US denounced as ‘traitor’ by Caracas after breaking with Maduro govt
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