Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the military to come up with a plan for a permanent deployment of forces to the border with Colombia to avert “provocations” he accused the US of masterminding. “Reinforcing the border with Colombia is necessary to make it “safe and peaceful,” Maduro said, adding that the permanent deployment would ensure that it is unpenetrable. “We must be well deployed to defend our land, to thwart any provocation, which we anticipate and which we do not know yet. Imagine them defending their maritime area against our marine and air force,” he said. “[Colombian President Ivan] Duque has plans against Venezuela supported by the US government,” the embattled Venezuelan leader said on Friday at the meeting marking the end of the largest ever Angostura military drills.
Source: Maduro orders plans drawn up for troops at border with Colombia against US ‘provocation’