Trucks with humanitarian aid to Venezuela, which the opposition tried to bring into the country, were used to transport elements for the manufacture of weapons and barricades. With such a statement issued on Tuesday, the foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza
“When the inspection of the truck was carried out, it turned out that it was not only food and medicines, it also had tools for the construction of barricades, fences, wire, nails for the manufacture of weapons used by the radical opposition,” he said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Venezuela.
Arreaza also said that the trucks caught fire as a result of actions of individuals who were on the Colombian side. “The aggression came from Colombia. I don’t know if they were Colombians or Venezuelans, but they attacked Venezuelan law enforcement officials,” he said.
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Arreaza also said that Venezuelan authorities have information about the procurement of weapons for the opposition in Eastern Europe.
“We want to announce the military movements in the Caribbean, as we were informed by our friends — Cuba and Russia, and the purchase of weapons in Eastern Europe for the transfer of the radical opposition in Venezuela,” he said.
On February 23, the opposition tried to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela, which was supported by the United States. It tried to bring into the country through the borders with Colombia and Brazil, which were closed by the decision of the authorities. Deployed in the area of border crossings units of the national guard and the police did not let the goods into the country, several trucks were burned. Hundreds of people, including dozens of Colombian citizens, were affected by the riots.