The Unusual Mistake of the Chavista Dictatorship: Colombia Claimed Violation of Airspace Never Happened

The Unusual Mistake of the Chavista Dictatorship: Colombia Claimed Violation of Airspace Never Happened
Colombia’s president, Ivan Duque, in a file photo (Photo: EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda)

The Colombian Air Force (FAC) acknowledged that one of its drones flew over the northeastern border last Monday, but by no means entered Venezuelan airspace. It also denounced the government of this Caribbean country.

In the lawful exercise of its functions, On Monday, September 20, 2021 at 4:48 pm, an aerial reconnaissance mission was carried out with a drone., flew over Colombian airspace in the Tibu municipality region, Norte de Santander, the Congolese armed forces said in a statement published late on Tuesday.

Venezuelan Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino Lopez denounced, on Tuesday, a Hermes drone of the Colombian Air Force violating the airspace of the Caribbean country at the same time.

Map with the location of the alleged violation of airspace by Colombia
Map with the location of the alleged violation of airspace by Colombia

“The steep-sided aircraft was detected by our Comprehensive Air Defense Command’s reconnaissance systems, Flying over the territory of the municipality of Jesús María Semprúm, State of ZuliaPadrino said in a joint statement on the Twitter account of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).

However, the summary statement from the Colombian Air Force states that The coordinates given by Venezuela where the drone is supposed to have entered (09º04′50″N – 72º53′52″W) into the territory of Colombia.

The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro continues aimlessly, to the point of getting lost between the latitude and longitude of his deceits. Note that the coordinates 09º04′50″N – 72º53′52″ or indicated in the Venezuelan statement, correspond to the Colombian territory. Diego Molano AponteColombian Defense Minister.

Message from Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano Aponte
Message from Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano Aponte

Venezuela claims that there are indications of “the ploy of the North American Empire” and the Colombian government, “To create some known false positive or any kind of incident that allows them to continue to generate instability and, in a certain way, to torpedo the process of dialogue that is currently going on in Mexico” with the opposition of that country.

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Colombia President, Ivan Duque reiterated that he was skeptical about the said dialogue and in fact, in his speech yesterday at the UN General Assembly, he emphasized that the talks in Mexico, although they “give some hope, do not allow us to be naive.The only effective outcome of that meeting is to call as soon as possible Free and transparent presidential elections with close international monitoring.

Venezuela cut ties with Colombia in February 2019 After the failed attempt of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó To enter his country by land from the Colombian city of Cucuta at the head of a humanitarian aid convoy.

(With information from EFE)

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