US Targets Venezuela's Power Grid To Intimidate Nation - Caracas

US Targets Venezuela's Power Grid to Intimidate Nation - Caracas

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 24th June, 2021) The US targets Venezuela's power grid to intimidate the nation and enable drug trafficking, Venezuelan deputy defense minister Adm. Alexander Velasquez Bastidas said on Wednesday.

"The United States of America conducts cyberattacks to threaten the country, to enable drug trafficking and drug trade.

You know that the electric power system of the country is vulnerable to such attacks," Bastidas said at the Moscow Conference on International Security.

In March 2019, Venezuela was hit by two massive blackouts. Both cases were caused by incidents at the country's largest hydroelectric power plant, which were blamed on cyberattacks and "mechanical impact." Venezuela's minister for communication and information said that the suspects had been detected. They are residents of the US, Spain and Colombia, and requests for them have been sent to Interpol.