Venezuela held the military exercises after threats from the US
Nationwide military exercises were held in Venezuela following statements by the President of the United States Donald trump about the possibility of military intervention in the political crisis in the country. On it informs Agency Reuters.
“All Venezuelans aged 18 to 60 years of age must contribute to the defense of the nation from the warlike threats of the United States” — quotes Agency the statement of the Venezuelan authorities.
In the exercise called “Bolivarian sovereignty — 2017” attended by 700 thousand police officers and 200 thousand soldiers.
Also, the event was attended by civilians.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that it is considering several solutions to Venezuela’s problems, including military intervention.
Venezuelan authorities called the words of trump “an act of madness” and stressed that Caracas is not afraid of threats.
Later, the United States imposed new sanctions against the country, banning U.S. companies to enter into transactions with the government.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro then said that the Republic will respond “firmly and with dignity” on the actions of the US, even if you have to make sacrifices.