The head of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, February 10, on the basis of Guaikaypuro (Miranda state) led the most ambitious in the history of the country’s civil-military exercises, called “Bicentennial of Angostura 2019”.
Along with Maduro, the maneuvers were observed by Minister of defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez, as well as the strategic operations commander of the armed forces of Venezuela Remigio Ceballos.
They, in particular, checked the operational readiness of the portable anti-aircraft missile system “Igla-S”, developed by the Russian design bureau in Kolomna, as well as paired anti-aircraft systems ZU-23, the production of which was established in the USSR.
The maneuvers, which will last until February 15, involve both the country’s armed forces and the Bolivarian national police.
“The Bolivar soldiers will make” the US pay dearly for any attempt to “touch the sacred land of the Venezuelan homeland,” Maduro said, opening the exercises.
National hero of Venezuela Simon Bolivar in 1819 convened a Congress in Angostura – the constitutional Assembly of South American patriots who fought for freedom from Spanish power.
On Saturday, February 9, in Venezuela the side of the provisional President Juan Guaido moved another senior officer. Colonel and military doctor Ruben Paz Jimenez has posted a video in which he said that he recognizes Guaido as the interim President of Venezuela.