The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the creation of a communal defensive system to “strengthen the territorial defense” of the Caribbean country.
As reported by the Venezuelan presidential press office on its Twitter account, the new system will be led by the Bolivarian National Militia, as a complementary part of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), and will be a “fundamental arm” of the defense of Venezuela.
During a meeting with the tactical units of the FANB, Maduro stressed that it is necessary that “the Bolivarian National Militia, militiamen and militia, have all their functions, all their duties and all their weapons ready for the defense of the homeland,” he said. picked up VTV.
“Soon we are going to activate it as a product of the Bolivarian Shield exercises,” the president has advanced, who has recognized that the militia “is always in the front line as a complementary and fundamental force of the four components of the FANB”, without giving more details about the new defensive system.