Venezuela Activates Diplomatic Procedures with Brazil for the Delivery of 5 Army Deserters Involved in Recent Assault on Military Unit

The pertinent diplomatic procedures were begun to request and facilitate the delivery of 5 defectors of the Venezuelan army responsible for the armed assault on the 513 Infantry Battalion in the Gran Sabana, captured by the Brazilian public security forces, the Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza announced in a statement.

The text published on his Twitter account @jaarreaza indicates that the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has had knowledge of the operation of the public security forces of the Federative Republic of Brazil, which resulted in the capture of five defectors subjects of the Venezuelan Army, responsible in the armed assault at 513 Mariano Montilla Jungle Infantry Battalion located in Luepa, Gran Sabana of Bolívar state, on December 22, this year.

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Here is the full text translated:

Venezuela activates diplomatic procedures to request the delivery of those responsible for assault on the 513 Battalion of the Gran Sabana Infantry

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been aware of the operation of the public security forces of the Federative Republic of Brazil, which resulted in the capture of the five defectors subjects of the Venezuelan Army, responsible for the armed assault on the 513 Battalion of Mariano Montilla Jungle Infantry located in Luepa, Gran Sabana of Bolívar state, on December 22, 2019, where 120 assault rifles and 9 rocket launchers were stolen, in a violent operation in which the First Corporal of the Bolivarian National Guard lost his life, Jean Pierre Caraballo Marcano.

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In recognizing and greeting the timely action of the Brazilian Security Forces, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela announces that the necessary diplomatic procedures have begun to be activated in order to request and facilitate the delivery of this group of Venezuelan citizens involved in such serious events, so that they render due accounts before the Venezuelan Justice.

It should be noted that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in strict adherence to International Law and the good neighborhood, would never protect assaults on Brazilian military units and acts of destabilization of its democratic institutions with the aim of disturbing the public tranquility of that country. In this sense, Venezuela aspires to have the greatest collaboration from the authorities of the Federative Republic of Brazil, as a result of the cooperation that must prevail among the States in the fight against terrorism and threats to social peace.

Caracas, December 28, 2019

Source URL: Alba Ciudad

Translated by JRE/EF