At dawn this Saturday, the military drill “Bolivarian Shield 2020” began, the first one this year, ordered by the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro, in response to recurrent threats by the United States government and a group of countries that want to use force against Venezuelan territory.
At 5 in the morning the Operational Strategic Commander, A / J Remigio Ceballos, from the general alternate command post 100 meters underground in an unknown location, commented that this national deployment “is for the people to see how we prepare to defend the Bolivarian homeland. It is a responsibility of all Venezuelans, ” including more than 2 million militiamen.
“The citizens’ peace will prevail all weekend. People can conduct all their normal activities,” he said.
Translated by JRE/EF