An aircraft that was supposed to be used to take President Nicolás out of Venezuela. I would have landed at an airport in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night, when the situation in the Latin American country seemed calm.
PUNTA CANA.-The license plate TC-TSR would have departed from Russia to Caracas at 7:22 am yesterday, after the release of Leopoldo López from the house arrest, and after the announcement of the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido guided the citizenship to take to the streets. The aircraft would have arrived in Venezuela at 8:04 p.m. According to the Venezuelan opposition, this ship was going to be used by President Nicolás Maduro to leave the country, a decision that was pushed back, according to the United States, by pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flight information is reported by Flightradar, which tracks international air travel. It was also revealed by Venezuelan journalist K. Hernández De León on her Instagram account. The communicator indicated that the ship remained two hours in Caracas and landed in Punta Cana at 10:31 at night. The flight coincides with the events, but no official source or means of international communication has confirmed the reason for the flight, nor its connection with Nicolás Maduro. Despite a trip of more than 12 hours, the Bombardier Global Express aircraft was raised one hour after arrival at Simón Bolívar International Airport (Maiquetía), and landed at 10:31 at night, 1 hour and 20 minutes later, at the Punta Cana International Airport. The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, said yesterday that President Nicolás Maduro was ready to leave Venezuela but Russia dissuaded him. “He had a plane on the runway, he was ready to leave this morning, for all we know, and the Russians told him he should stay,” Pompeo said in an interview with CNN in which he said the president planned to flee to Havana .