In a show of violence, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with members of the armed forces and oversaw the display of military equipment when opposition leader Juan Guaido, who challenged his leadership, demanded a new round of street protests. 19659002] Maduro faces an unprecedented challenge of his authority after Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday (19459004) before cheering fans in the capital Caracas (19459005), citing a fraudulent election last year Guaido called for all Venezuelans on Wednesday to take to the streets in "peaceful protest" on Wednesday (16:30 GMT) and to ask for humanitarian aid in the country, amid an economic and political crisis that has led millions of people to flee in recent years has According to the United Nations
The 35-year-old leader of the opposition National Assembly also called on people from all over Venezuela and around the world to hold mass demonstrations on Saturday with a European Union ultimatum for new elections, which was rejected by Maduro.
|Guaido demanded a "peaceful" strike on Wednesday [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters]|
He saw brass military exercises in a ad, in which he said that he had offered the world the support of the armed forces that commanded the country wanted to defend.
Addressing Soldiers at a National State Television State Asked Maduro if they were planning to deal with the "imperialist" United States, which he accused of having openly led a coup against him.
"No, my Commander-in-Chief," they shouted in unison, and Maduro replied, "We are ready to defend our homeland – under all circumstances."
With brownish fatigue, Maduro watched soldiers fire rockets and machine guns at Paramacay an armored vehicle ba se.
"No one respects the weak cowards and traitors." What is respected in this world is the brave, courageous, power, "said Maduro.
"No one should remember to step on this sacred ground, Venezuela wants peace," he said, "to ensure peace, we must be prepared."
From 10 to 15 February, the military is planning major exercises that Maduro called "the most important in Venezuelan history."
He condemned an alleged conspiracy aimed at spreading the army's rebellion and said that thousands of embassies were sent to soldiers every day via WhatsApp and other social media platforms from neighboring Colombia. Later, he jogged with soldiers and boarded an amphibious vehicle
Venezuela Crisis: USA Accused of Intervention
Meanwhile, Guaido also sent a message to the military on Sunday asking for assistance and orders to send civilians to the military An event not to suppress amnesty for individuals who were charged with crimes in Maduro.
"I order you not to shoot," he said. "I order you not to oppress people."
"European leaders are sycophants"
Madur A second term began on January 10, after many elections had been boycotted last year that many foreign governments had labeled fraud.
On Sunday, Israel and Australia joined the countries that supported Guaido, while US President Donald Trump said in Washington The opposition leader Carlos Alfredo Vecchio had accepted the country's diplomatic representative in the US.
At a United Nations Security Council debate on Saturday, Russia and China strongly supported Maduro and rejected calls from the United States, Canada, Latin American and European states for early electoral powers.
Both Russia and China are the main creditors of Venezuela. Since the reign of Maduro's late mentor Hugo Chavez, the OPEC nation has invested heavily in Russian weapons, including Sukhoi fighters and heavy armor.
The strategic alliance was in sight last year when two Russian nuclear bombers landed in Venezuela. Reuters reported Friday that private military companies conducting secret missions to Russia have flown to Venezuela to increase security for Maduro.
In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Maduro rejected a European ultimatum demanding elections within eight days. Guaido violated the constitution by declaring himself an interim leader. He said European nations should leave Venezuela if they so chose.
"Fortunately, we do not depend on Europe, and those arrogant, overbearing attitudes that look down on us because we're inferior to Sudacas." He told CNN Turk.
"The leaders of Europe are sycophants kneeling behind the policies of Donald Trump," he said, adding that he was open to dialogue, and that the meeting with Trump was unlikely, but not impossible. Washington pushed the world on Saturday to "get a side" for Venezuela and to part financially with Maduro's government.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan supported Maduro on Thursday in a call.