US Fails to Overthrow Venezuela, Minister Says

Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said Wednesday that the United States ''has once again made a mistake in its calculations and once again failed'' in its attempt to overthrow the country's institutions.

The military chief affirmed on Twitter that the civic-military union of Venezuelans guarantees resistance to Washington's continuous aggressions.

He also said that the South American country resists safeguarding freedom and independence and has as its precept 'not to accept tutelage or imperial masters.

In this regard, the Minister along with the Commander in Chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), Nicolas Maduro, decorated the soldiers who acted against the April 30 coup attempt.

In the ceremony Padrino declared that 'recognition will not be enough for the comrades in arms, who face pure fascism, the most rancid violence of the oligarchies'.

The Minister emphasized that the Venezuelan soldiers defend the people from the aggressions of the U.S. government, 'whose atrocity and voracity to obtain the wealth of the national territory does not measure consequences in its failed unconventional war.

In this regard, he insisted on the need to preserve republican life in peace, and for this he emphasized that the FANB besides unity and strength in equipment and operational readiness, cannot lose consciousness and morality to defend Venezuelan sovereignty.

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