As this publication reported on December 28th, 2023, Venezuelan President Maduro launched “General Domingo Antonio Sifontes” joint exercise after the deployment of HMS Trent to Guyana.
Venezuelan Defense Minister Padrino has just announced that the HMS Trent withdrew from its previous operating area. He is claiming this as a victory and has thus ordered the partial demobilization of the exercise around Guyana.
Ante la salida del buque de guerra británico HMS “Trent” de las aguas en litigio, el C/J @NicolasMaduro ha ordenado pasar a una nueva fase del Ejercicio de Acción Conjunta “Sifontes” y replegar parte de los medios aeronavales a sus respectivas bases. De igual manera felicitó… pic.twitter.com/L4Z2fBy4yL
— Vladimir Padrino L. (@vladimirpadrino) December 31, 2023
There has been no comment from the British government. However, immediately following the launch of the exercise, Guyana President Ali publicly announced a recommitment to peaceful negotiations. He also announced that Guyana has “no plan” to go to war in Venezuela.