A Venezuela United Nations calls for “immediate assistance”HIM-HER-IT) According to Caracas, “disable landmines” planted by irregular groups on the border Colombia, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that clashes have been going on since the end of March.
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Areza has said in a statement to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the Colombian government is urging “immediate assistance to bring in all the technology to defuse the landmines left behind by these disorderly groups, murderers and drug traffickers.”
Venezuela’s Armed Forces carry out military operations in the province of Apur (West) on the Colombian border, Conflicts have been recorded since March 21, Reported by officials from both countries.
Photo taken on March 29, 2021 of a Venezuelan citizen killed during the conflict between the country’s military and armed groups in Colombia – Photo: Louisa Gonzalez / Reuters
Since then, the operations have killed six soldiers and nine “terrorists,” with more than 30 detainees, according to the Venezuelan government.
Maduro accused Venezuela of “confronting organic groups exposed with the Colombian military” as “the government of Ivan Duke” dressed as guerrillas to serve drug trafficking routes, and insisted that such groups begin “expelling” two weeks ago. Venezuela Territory.
“We have already evacuated many camps, they have left the excavated area, anti-personnel mines (…) have been brought to Venezuela. We have lost many Venezuelan soldiers to land mines. Massacres!”, He shouted.
Venezuela’s Armed Forces Strategic Command Command has vowed to use “artillery fire against disorganized Colombian terrorist groups” on Twitter.
Last Sunday, Maduro admitted that dissident guerrillas of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) were responsible for clashes with the military and attacks on civilians on the Colombian-Venezuelan border.
The president and other senior Venezuelan officials have avoided being identified as protesters from disorganized left-wing guerrillas.
Colombian officials point to the move as a plot against a faction of disgruntled FARC members.
The two countries, which share a 2,200-kilometer micro-border, severed ties in January 2019 following the recognition by the Duke government of rival Juan Guido as Venezuela’s interim leader.
Although Kayte is recognized by fifty countries as interim president, Maduro maintains power with the support of the United States and the Armed Forces.