FAST FIVE: Venezuela Launches War Drill To Secure Power Grid
Sputnik said local news reports show large-scale military exercises will start in 24 to 48 hours, will be used to secure the country's power grids and water supply systems.
“This coming weekend, the military drills dubbed Ana Karina Rote are being resumed at their second stage,” Rodriguez was quoted on the state-run television on Wednseday.
The news comes after Venezuela suffered a devastating blackout that left the country paralyzed.
The crisis started on March 7 with a system failure at the Guri hydroelectric power plant, which produces 80% of the country's power.
Maduro, who was sworn into his second presidential term on January 10 after winning the May election, which part of the opposition boycotted, called Guaido's move treasonous and aided by Washington.