Venezuela Defense Minister announced 2021 Bolivarian Shield military exercise kicked off in the eastern of the country
Minister for Defense, General in Chief Vladimir Padrino López, highlighted the cohesion that the members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces FANB have maintained in defense of the nation and its sovereignty.
Padrino López stated that President Nicolás Maduro instructed the continuation of the Bolivarian Shield exercises in Sucre, Anzoátegui and Monagas states, to highlight the deployment, operational capacity, review the level of training and operation of the systems.
Likewise, he stressed that the Bolivarian Militia will play a star role in the joint action campaign exercises.
Despite attempts by foreign governments to weaken democracy in the country, the FANB continues to be deployed throughout the national territory to guarantee that democratic processes are carried out in complete safety.