Screenshot: @nicolasmaduro / Twitter
The Venezuelan army started an extensive investigation of military equipment to exercise. This was reported in his Twitter the President of the country Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, January 27.
The President has launched a direct broadcast of the report, filmed during his visit to the firing. The footage can be seen landing craft air cushions, armored infantry vehicles, inspections of personnel and tanks. The head of state personally took a ride on one of them. It is noted that large-scale exercises in the country will begin on February 10.
Maduro wrote that the army “is preparing to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of the country.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on air of TV channel Fox News said that the main purpose of the Alliance now is to prevent a civil war in Venezuela. “This is a very serious situation, and many NATO allies are trying to help find a solution”, — transfers its words of RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the President of Venezuela rejected the ultimatum of the European countries, demanded to hold new elections and threatened otherwise to admit the head of the state opposition leader Juan Guido. He proclaimed himself interim President on 23 January, amid protests. In support of it have already expressed the USA, Canada and several Latin American countries, on 27 January they were joined by Israel.
Washington officially blamed the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the government of Maduro, and Cuban authorities, who actively contributed to it, including in the field of intelligence. Moscow accuses Washington of meddling in the Affairs of Caracas. It is supported by Belarus and Turkey, China voted in the UN security Council against discussing the situation in Venezuela on the U.S. side proposed the agenda.
Video, photo All from Russia.