"The reality and state of mind of the Venezuelan people show the failure of the interventionist deception [of US President Donald] Trump, who tried to use fraternal states for the so-called humanitarian aid that in reality concealed armed aggression. The peace in Venezuela is the peace in the whole region," Morales said on Twitter on Tuesday.
La realidad y la actitud digna del pueblo de #Venezuela demuestran el fracaso del engaño intervencionista de Trump que intentó usar a gobiernos hermanos para su mal llamada ayuda humanitaria que en realidad ocultaba una agresión armada. La paz de Venezuela es la paz de la región.— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) 5 марта 2019 г.
On February 23, the Venezuelan opposition tried to force US-sponsored aid into the country through its borders with Colombia and Brazil, both of which support Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido. The failed attempt sparked clashes between Venezuelan officers, who prevented trucks from crossing the country's border without permission, and pro-aid protesters. President Nicholas Maduro denounced the unauthorized aid delivery as part of Washington's attempts to intervene in Venezuela and oust him from power.
Caracas, meanwhile, recalled that under international humanitarian law, humanitarian aid is provided in the event of natural disasters, armed conflicts and war. According to Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, claims about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country are designed to justify the invasion of Venezuela, but the people will not allow this.
Russia, which supports the legitimate government, has also repeatedly warned that the crisis around unauthorized aid deliveries might be used as a pretext for a forceful operation.