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March 4, 2021

Two Venezuelan Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets enter Guyana’s airspace

Guyana Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Hugh Todd has said that two Venezuelan Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets entered the country’s airspace.

Guyana Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Hugh Todd has said that two Venezuelan Sukhoi SU 30 fighter jets entered the country’s airspace.

The jets flew over the community of Eteringbang and the airstrip at a ‘very low altitude’ on 2 March.

The incident is the latest in a ‘long-running border conflict’ between Guyana and Venezuela.

Condemning the act, Todd summoned the Venezuelan Ambassador Luis Edgardo Diaz Monclus to Guyana and handed over a protest note.

He also registered the Government of Guyana’s ‘condemnation of the recent violation’ of the country’s sovereignty.

Guyana Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement: “The incursion of our territory of the two Venezuelan fighter jets is a clear indication that the government of Venezuela is prepared to use aggression and intimidation to accomplish what cannot be accomplished by legal means- the surrender by Guyana of its patrimony.

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“The Government of Guyana exhorts the Government of Venezuela, and its agents, to behave in a manner consistent with international law and good neighbourly relations.

“The international community will be kept informed of all actions undertaken by Venezuela to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana and threaten the peace and security of the region.”

The latest incident comes after a Venezuelan naval ship illegally intercepted and detained two Guyanese fishing vessels and their crew in Guyana’s waters.

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a multirole combat fighter aircraft equipped with thrust vectoring control and canards.

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