Maduro punished runaway military

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered to apply sanctions against the military, who sided with the opposition during the coup. Radio Caracol reports about it with reference to the decree of the head of state.

Military personnel, including high-ranking officers, will be demoted or expelled from the armed forces. We are talking, in particular, about the former head of the Bolivarian intelligence service Manuel Figure and Lieutenant Colonel of the national Bolivarian guard Ilyich Sanchez.

All these measures affected 54 militaries, not counting Sanchez and Figures: five Lieutenant colonels, four majors, four captains, six lieutenants, and 35 sergeants.

On April 30 the leader of the opposition Juan Guaido urged soldiers and the people of the country to overthrow the President. He said that the army took his side, and called what is happening “the final phase of operation “Liberty”. The next day Maduro announced his victory over the opposition forces.