5 February 2012, 03:07

Caracas showcases Russian military hardware

Caracas showcases Russian military hardware

Caracas has marked the 20th anniversary of the military coup attempt by army units led by Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez. On February 4, 1992 after a failed attack on the presidential palace, Chavez was arrested. Two years later he was released under a presidential amnesty.

Caracas has marked the 20th anniversary of the military coup attempt by army units led by Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez.

On February 4, 1992 after a failed attack on the presidential palace, Chavez was arrested. Two years later he was released under a presidential amnesty.

The parade on Saturday showcased samples of Russian military hardware, currently operational in the Venezuelan army.

These include latest modification T-72 tanks, various anti-aircraft guns, multiple rocket launchers "Grad". Some units were armed with AK-103 assault rifles and anti-aircraft missile complexes "Igla".

(TASS)

  •  
    and share via