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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered to impose sanctions against the military who defected to the opposition during the coup. It is reported radio Caracol, citing a presidential decree.
The soldiers, including a senior, will be demoted or expelled from the ranks of the armed forces. It is, in particular, the former head of the Bolivarian intelligence service Manuel Figuera and the Colonel of the Bolivarian National guard I. Sanchez.
All these measures affected the 54 military, not counting Sanchez and Figuera: five colonels, four majors, four captains, six lieutenants, 35 sergeants.
On 30 April the leader of the opposition Huang Guido urged soldiers and the people of the country to overthrow the President. He said that the army took his side, and called the events “the final phase of “operation Freedom””. The next day, Maduro announced his victory over the forces of the opposition.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when Guido amid mass protests declared himself interim President. Its legitimacy is recognized by the US, several countries in Latin America and Europe. Russia supported the incumbent President Nicolas Maduro.
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