Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has recognized the annexation of the Essequibo region of Western Guyana. He included the state in the country's territory.
RBC-Ukraine reports this with reference to El Pais.
On Tuesday, December 5, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro presented on television a new official map of the country with Essequibo included in it. Earlier, the president sent the military to Venezuela's Atlantic border, very close to the borders of the 160,000-square-kilometer jungle zone, which is de facto administered by Guyana.
On the day of the referendum, Venezuela's Ministry of Communications released a video showing indigenous people taking down the Guyanese flag and raising the Venezuelan flag.
The authorities announced the creation of a new province or state on the territory of Tumeremo. The provisional government will be located in Tumeremo, where mining is taking place.
"We want a peaceful salvation of Guyana-Essequibo. Let's start responding to the people who spoke on December 3. Our Guyana-Essequibo was de facto occupied by the British Empire and its heirs, and they destroyed the area," the Venezuelan president said.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 07/12/2023