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US military: Venezuela fighter jet made 'unsafe' approach to aircraft

Valery Sharifulin  TASS Valery Sharifulin TASS
Patty Aguilar | 22 July, 2019, 13:42

US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said the Russian-made Venezuelan SU-30 "Flanker" took off from an airfield 200 miles (320 kilometres) east of Caracas on Friday, following a US EP-3 at an "unsafe distance.jeopardising the crew and aircraft".

Southern Command said in its statement that the "Maduro regime continues to undermine internationally-recognized laws and demonstrate its contempt for worldwide agreements authorizing the US and other nations to safely conduct flights in global airspace".

The movement to oust Maduro had enjoyed widespread civilian support but previously failed to gain support from the military. He says it also endangered commercial flights from Venezuela's main airport.

"This action demonstrates #Russia's irresponsible military support to Maduro's illegitimate regime & underscores Maduro's recklessness & irresponsible behavior, which undermines int'l rule of law & efforts to counter illicit trafficking", it tweeted.

The military said in a statement that the "Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an unsafe distance in global airspace for a prolonged period of time, endangering the safety of the crew and jeopardizing the EP-3 mission".

On Friday, Venezuela's Defence Ministry accused the USA plane of violating the Latin American country's airspace, and said the incident was not the first time a United States aircraft has attempted to do so.

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"Despite the Venezuelan people's suffering, his nation's vital infrastructure crumbling, and children starving, Maduro chooses to use his country's precious resources to engage in unprovoked and unjustified acts", SOUTHCOM said.

Tensions between the US and Maduro's socialist government have been high in recent months.

The United States will continue to put pressure on Venezuela, while the President of a Latin American country, Nicolas Maduro will not step down.

An U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II electronic spy turborprop airplane from VQ-1 Squadron sits on the tarmac at Ault Field at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington April 13, 2001. More than 50 nations have expressed support for Guaidó, while Maduro has support from countries such as Cuba, China, Russia and Iran. It said it had detected more than 70 such flights this year.

"Venezuela has only 3 fighter jets that can fly", Rubio said.

In a statement, the government said this was the 76th time this year that there had been "this type of incident" with US military aircraft.

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