US military aircraft to deliver 200 tones of aid to Venezuela

January 23, 2023 11:14 am29 commentsViews: 88

US military aircraft to deliver about 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Venezuela through the Colombian border and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is strongly opposing the move alleging Washington is trying to stage coup in the country.

A senior official speaking on condition of anonymity said an announcement about aid shipment is to come from the US State Department.

Last week US special envoy on Venezuela confirmed aid effort was being coordinated with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and his team.

Venezuela is currently undergoing through worst economic crisis and millions of people are struggling to buy medicines and food. Many Venezuelan has migrated to other countries.

Meanwhile, aid convoy has already has reached Colombian border town of Cucuta and supplies are being held in warehouses.

Guaido claimed in one of his rallies the aid would enter Venezuela on Friday 23.

Guaido self-declared himself as legitimate leader of Venezuela and called Maduro to step down arguing his 2018 re-election was a sham.

United States and several other western countries have recognized Guaido as legitimate leader and called Maduro to step down.

Meanwhile, Maduro has supports of Russia, China, Turkey and many other countries. He denied any crisis in the country and called the aid as US-orchestrated show.

Guaido said the aid is just to ease the suffering of millions of people in the country who are unable to buy food and medicines due to economic crisis.

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