Venezuela maintains military deployment until the English ship leaves waters in dispute with Guyana

CARACAS.- The Minister of Defense of Venezuela, General in Chief Vladimir Padrino López, asserted this Saturday, December 30, that the National Armed Forces will continue to be deployed in military exercises on the Atlantic Facade until the English ship HMS Trent leaves the border area that Venezuela disputes with Guyana.

This Saturday, the senior officer supervised the General Domingo Antonio Sifontes Task Force, which was activated on Thursday, December 28.

“The Armed Forces will continue to be deployed and alert until the British ship leaves the disputed waters. We will win,” said Minister Padrino López. The soldier reiterated that it is time to defend Venezuela and that the country can feel safe.

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The minister of the military sector also said that 2023 “was a year of victories, of peace consolidation, of recovery of the social welfare state and of forceful defense of our territorial integrity.”

Under Maduro’s orders

Ripe ordered a defensive action to the military organization after considering the incursion of the English ship in the midst of the controversy over the Essequibo and an act that violates the agreements signed with the president of Guyana, Irfaan Ali, on December 14 during a meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The head of the Strategic Operational Command of the National Armed Forces, General in Chief Domingo Hernández Lárez, indicated that in the joint exercises of the Army, the Navy, the Aviation and the National Guard, the levels of readiness, the high reaction capacity and the cohesion of the Task Force in the midst of the mission to guarantee sovereignty and territorial integrity.


FOUNTAIN: Vladimir Padrino López / Venezuelan Armed Forces