The ‘Bolivarian Shield’ Prepares to Defend Venezuela

Civilians practice combat tactics for the defense of their homeland, Feb. 15, 2020.

Civilians practice combat tactics for the defense of their homeland, Feb. 15, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @Bauxilum_CVG

Telesur

More than 2.3 million Venezuelans are participating in military exercises to protect their homeland.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Saturday inaugurated the 2020 Bolivarian Shield, a defensive military exercise that is carried out amid U.S. threats and sanctions.

“We start the 2020 Bolivarian Shield Exercise with the deployment of our glorious Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), which maintains a military-civic union with more than 2,300,000 mobilized combatants,” Maduro said.

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez confirmed that the Army has been deployed throughout the country for the realization of the new military exercises

“We are deployed on every ship, border post, city, and street. Our determination is born from our love to defend the homeland […]

Via https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/The-Bolivarian-Shield-Prepares-Millions-to-Defend-Venezuela-20200215-0003.html

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