Maduro: the suspension of US air traffic with Venezuela violates the right to freedom of movement

The United States “has harmed itself and its citizens,” said the President of the Bolivarian Republic.

The decision to suspend United States flights to Venezuela violated the right of citizens to freedom of movement. This opinion was expressed by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolas Maduro, speaking on live television of the South American country.

The US administration on Wednesday announced a temporary suspension of air traffic with Venezuela in connection with the existing threat to security in this country. In a statement, the US Secretary of transport Elaine Chao noted that this measure applies to air transportation by both public and private planes to or from the airports of the Bolivarian Republic.

“What has the government of Trump won by suspending commercial flights? – Nothing, they hurt themselves and caused damage to citizens who enjoyed the right to freedom of movement”, – said Maduro. He asked a rhetorical question: “Where is freedom, Donald Trump? Where is the freedom you preach?

Maduro stressed that the policy of intervention, which is carried out by the United States to “destabilize” the situation in Venezuela, brings “adverse results” for Washington. In his view, the actions of the United States against the Bolivarian Republic were motivated by a “desire for revenge and hatred” towards the South American country.