An American C-17 military transport aircraft violated Venezuelan airspace. About it reported at the press office of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces.
It is noted that the incident occurred on Thursday, July 22, between 20:47 and 20:50 (13:47 and 13:50 Moscow time) and lasted three minutes. “[Самолет] deepened [в воздушное пространство Венесуэлы] about 14 nautical miles over the western part of the Sierra de Perija, Zulia State, ”the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The ministry stressed that the violation of the border took place in the framework of joint military exercises, which are being conducted by the US Air Force together with the Colombian ground forces in the departments of Antioquia and Cundinamarca.
The head of the department, Vladimir Lopez, said that since the beginning of the year, United States aircraft have violated the borders 21 times.
Earlier, the first deputy chairman of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello hinted at the involvement of the US authorities in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The politician noted that one does not need to be a fortune-teller to identify the organizers of the attack on the state leader. He blamed the incident on the “North American Empire”. “The elementary logic of the events that took place on this continent and in this world was that one country stands behind the scenes as the main character, and everything else is an attempt to confuse,” he stressed.