Dominican Republic “is prepared to defend its integrity and sovereignty”

The Dominican Republic is prepared to defend its sovereignty and the integrity of its territory against anyone who wants to disturb or violate it with military actions, the general commander of the Dominican Republic Army, Major General Julio Ernesto Florián Pérez, guaranteed yesterday.

He specified that the border area is calm, but that the most vulnerable points remain reinforced with elite units and tactical teams throughout the border line. Surveillance is permanent by air, sea and land.

Florián Pérez yesterday made an air and land tour of the border area between Pedernales, Barahona, Jimaní, Elías Piña and Dajabón to verify the conditions in which the perimeter was located.

“The border line is being reinforced in the most vulnerable points, the special forces are constantly being trained, and the support forces and the Air Cavalry are also available. Everything is calm, we are here to protect them, “he said while asking the population to be calm, because the surveillance is permanent.

When questioned as to whether the Army is prepared to face any situation that may arise, Florián Pérez replied: “We are prepared before any contingency only to defend the sovereignty and integrity of our territory from people who want to disturb or violate our territory of with warlike actions ”.

He stressed that they are ready to protect the country, the citizens and the interests of the Dominican population.

“Rest assured that you have an Armed Forces, an Army that will be attentive to any situation that arises in our country and we will be present defending our sovereignty.” Florián Pérez stressed.

The Dominican Republic Army (ERD) has more than 11,000 members deployed along the 391 kilometers of the border. There are also members of the Specialized Corps for Land Border Security (Cesfront), stationed from Montecristi in the North to Pedernales, in the South.

The Dominican Navy has the responsibility of supervising the maritime spaces, mainly in Montecristi where the North Naval Command operates at the Manzanillo Base; and to the South in Pedernales, from the Port of Cabo Rojo. Patrolling and surveillance tasks are carried out in coast guard vessels and interceptor boats.

By air, the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD) is in charge of surveillance and has its rescue, combat and transport squadrons, who use Super Tucanos aircraft and helicopters.

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