Following the US’s decision to sanction Venezuela, the South American country is marshalling some 100,000 soldiers to counter an alleged US threat.
General Vladimir Padrino Lopez, Venezuelan Defense Minister, announced that the military exercises had begun Saturday, and were performed in order to prepare the soldiers for “their mission, their goal, and with the will to be victorious.”
Lopez also believes that US sanctions will be an “imminent danger for us,” going on to explain that this is the reason that the Venezuelan army must be on its guard to fight for the country’s independence.
The majority of exercises will occur South of Carcas, while the remainder will be staged at the country’s oil-production sites in order to safe-guard the precious resource.
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