Colombian invasion of Ecuador ( Spanish: La invasión de Colombia en el territorio de Ecuador ) - Colombian military operation in Ecuador with the aim of destroying FARC militants.
|Ecuadorian-Colombian conflict of 2008|
|date||March 1 - 7, 2008|
|A place||Colombian-Ecuadorian border|
|Cause||bombing of the Colombian Air Force FARC militants located in Ecuador|
|Total||settlement of a diplomatic conflict|
The invasion occurred on March 1, 2008 . As a result of the attack, 17 to 24 people were killed, including Raul Reyes . During the incident, Reis's laptop was seized, where, according to a statement by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe , there was information about cooperation between the FARC and the Ecuadorian authorities, as well as about the supply of weapons from Belarus to Colombian rebels through the mediation of Venezuela  .
Immediately after the incident, Ecuador broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia. In turn, Venezuela , an ally of Ecuador, sent Colombian diplomats and sent 10 battalions of its army to the border with Colombia. In addition, Ecuador also began to pull troops to the border with Colombia. March 4, Venezuela announced the closure of the border with Colombia. The President of Vensenuel Hugo Chavez , expressing his solidarity with Ecuador, condemned the murder of R. Reis and called him a criminal and “subordinate of Bush”  . Colombia, for its part, accused him and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa of supporting the rebels. On March 7, at a summit of Latin American countries in the Dominican Republic, the parties agreed to resolve the conflict peacefully.
Fidel Castro  : “Imperialism has committed a terrible crime in Ecuador. In the early morning, deadly bombs were thrown at a group of men and women who, almost without exception, were sleeping at that moment. These were American bombs controlled from American satellites . "
The United States criticized the actions of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and called on the parties to a diplomatic solution to the conflict. In addition, in the event of armed conflict, the Americans declared their readiness to provide military support to Colombia.
Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, expressed hope that the conflict in the north of Latin America would be resolved by political and diplomatic methods, the Kremlin press service said .
Brazilian Foreign Ministry : Crisis between Colombia and Ecuador needs to be resolved within the framework of the Organization of American States ( OAS ) “Now it is necessary to strengthen the OAS and empower its Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, who knows both countries well”
- Venezuelan-Colombian relations
- Colombian-Ecuadorian Relations
- El Pais: Venezuela with the help of Lukashenko and his associates supplied Belarusian weapons to Colombian militants - newsru, May 13, 2008
- Armed conflict between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador matures - news.day, March 11, 2008
- Fidel Castro called Colombian invasion of Ecuador “a terrible crime”