“We will immediately file a complaint against the US government in connection with the damage that they intend to inflict on Conviasa,” RIA Novosti quotes Maudro as saying.

He stated that Venezuela "will seek justice in international courts."

On February 7, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Venezuelan airline Conviasa and a number of its aircraft.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said that US sanctions against Conviasa are an aggression against the Venezuelan people.