Guyana said on Wednesday night that two Venezuelan fighter jets entered its airspace, circling a community on the countries’ shared border before returning to their own territory.
Caracas says much of eastern Guyana is its own territory, a claim rejected by Georgetown. The conflict flared up in recent years as Guyana started developing oil reserves near the disputed area.
Guyana’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that two Venezuelan army Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets flew over the community of Eteringbang and a nearby airstrip along the countries shared border at a “very low altitude of 1500 feet” on Tuesday at about 1:20 p.m. They circled once before flying back into Venezuela, the statement added.
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Venezuela strongly rejects the false allegations, of the statement issued by Guyana, in order to victimize the international community and present our country as an aggressor. Based on a video on social media, On Venezuelan security forces patrol work.
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela also reminded , since there is a dispute over Guayana Esequiba, none of the parties can refer to this territory as their own, under their sovereignty and jurisdiction, such as set out in Article 5 of the 1966 Geneva Agreement.