TEHRAN(defapress) – The Venezuelan army successfully completed its first maneuvers of the year, announced the head of the Strategic Operations Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Remigio Ceballos.
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Publish Date: 17February 2020 - 11:25
The commander of the CEO took the opportunity to congratulate the Armed Forces for “the great show of Loyalty, Cohesion and Patriotism in Defense of the sacred interests of the Fatherland.”
More of 2.3 million military and civil servants participated in the exercises ‘Bolivarian Shield 2020’, as announced by President Nicolas Maduro, Sputnik reported.
The military maneuvers took place on February 15 and 16 in the cities of Caracas, Maracay (Aragua state), Valencia (Carabobo state), Barquisimeto (Lara state) and Maracaibo (Zulia state).
Previously, the Venezuelan president stressed that the objective of the training was not only to prepare to face the aggressions of the United States or Colombia, but to respond to the mafias involved in the smuggling of fuel to neighboring countries.