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Venezuela strengthens border with Colombia

March 3 2008

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has ordered the defense minister on the movement of the ten tank battalions to the border with Colombia.

"Mr. Defense Minister, perebroste ten battalions to the border with Colombia immediately, tank battalions," - Chavez said in a live weekly Sunday program "Hello President."
His decision, he explained the need to support the Government of Ecuador - a country whose sovereignty was violated. "

On the eve of Colombian troops conducted an operation against the rebel organization the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Ecuadorian territory, in which was liquidated one of its top commanders, Raul Reyes, reports RIA Novosti .

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