The Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) activated all naval and air means to patrol the jurisdictional waters of Venezuela, especially the Atlantic façade, given the threat that corresponds to the start of Military Exercises by the United States .
This was reported by the Minister of People’s Power for Defense, G / J Vladimir Padrino López, who classified these military exercises as a threat and a provocation for Venezuela and the Region.
“These exercises that the United States has announced (…) in these agonizing and desperate hours of the Trump Administration, are intended to generate a state of anxiety. It is a clear provocation to the interests of the Nation, ”he said.
He pointed out that this is a major escalation, since the US empire has decided to interfere in a territorial controversy over the Essequibo that must be settled between Guyana and Venezuela in a practical, peaceful and satisfactory way for both parties, as established in the Geneva Agreement of 1966.
He stressed that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has exercised “permanent sovereignty in jurisdictional waters that are not being controversial, since they are part of the geographic space of Venezuela.”
Ministro de la Defensa de #Venezuela Vladimir Padrino López calificó como una provocación los ejercicios militares conjuntos de #Guyana y #EEUU en el territorio controvertido del #Esequibo que general zozobra en la región “la #FANB está desplegada alerta ante las acciones” pic.twitter.com/kHFDVv16A5
— Madelein Garcia (@madeleintlSUR) January 11, 2021