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USA has suspended flights to Venezuela in connection with the security threat in this country. This was stated by the Minister of transportation Elaine Chao, Reuters reports.
The prohibition applies to both freight and passenger flights, including private jets. According to the Ministry of transport in Venezuela passengers and crew members in serious danger.
May 1, Federal aviation administration, the US advised American airlines to leave the territory of Venezuela for two days, reminds Agency. After that, the Agency banned the flights of the American ships at a height below eight feet above the Bolivarian Republic.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when the opposition leader Juan 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 head of state Nicolas Maduro. At the end of April, Guido made an unsuccessful attempt at the “final phase” of the coup.
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