There was a video of a visit by Russian An-124 and IL-62 to Venezuela

On March 24, 2019, a group of transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, consisting of Il-20 and An-62 Ruslan, arrived at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia (located 124 km from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela). In December 2018, they already flew to this Latin American country, along with a pair of Tu-160 strategic bombers, about which we will detail Reported then.




As for the next visit of Russian aircraft to Venezuela, certain information has already appeared in the media. For example, it is reported that IL-62 (the first Soviet long-range intercontinental long-range passenger turbojet aircraft) allegedly brought 99 troops, while the An-124 Ruslan (Soviet heavy long-range transport aircraft) delivered 35 tons of cargo. In addition, local media clarify that among those who arrived in Venezuela is the Chief of the Main Staff of the Ground Forces - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of Russia, Colonel General Vasily Tonkoshkurov.

One of the Venezuelan journalists even managed to make a video showing the An-124 Ruslan taxiing at the airport. After which the journalist added that the Russian military who arrived had been met in the airport’s presidential sector by the head of the international relations department, Vice Admiral Marianni Mata, other senior Venezuelan military men and representatives of the Russian embassy in Venezuela.


It should be recalled that a few days ago, the impostor Juan Guaidó, who calls himself the interim president of Venezuela, announced that his supporters were preparing the operation "Freedom", the purpose of which is to seize power in the Bolivarian Republic. He promised that the legitimate president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, "had only a few days left."

Guaido made such a formidable statement after the arrest by the country's authorities of two of his closest associates: Roberto Marrero and Sergio Vargaru. The oppositionist emphasized that the detention is an insult not only for him personally, but also for the entire National Assembly (parliament), Venezuelans, the country's constitution and the entire democratic world. He said nothing about the universe, out of modesty.
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