“The tension between Venezuela and Colombia has increased in recent days mainly, according to the country’s legitimate authorities, to the clashes between the Armed Forces and the guerrillas in the state bordering Colombia.
“What happens in Apure is the consequence of the systematic policy by Nicolás Maduro of handing over our sovereignty to foreign irregular groups. That has turned Venezuela into a sanctuary for drug trafficking, illegal mining, ‘vacunas’ (protection rackets) and violence,” they assured through their Twitter account.
Primero Justicia blamed Nicolás Maduro’s regime and reiterated that they lie about the situation of criminal groups in Venezuelan territory, when it is the Venezuelans and the military who suffer the consequences of impunity and the surrender of sovereignty.
“We sympathize with the civilian and military victims of this conflict which is sole resposibility of Nicolás Maduro. More than 3,000 displaced people, civilians and soldiers killed and wounded is the balance of a conflict that has been promoted by a regime that gave up our territory,” they said.
The political party made an appeal to the conscience of the military personnel operating in the area, stating that crimes against humanity do not prescribe and that it is their duty to defend national sovereignty.