Caracas.- "Electric war announced and directed by U.S. imperialism against our people will be defeated. Nothing and no one will be capable of defeating the people of Bolívar and Chávez," the president said.
Maduro appealed to the unity of the patriots to face the attacks.
On Thursday afternoon, several Venezuelan states were left in darkness in what Minister for Communication Jorge Rodríguez described as criminal and brutal sabotage.
According to the official, the intention was to subject the people to several days without power supply, after affecting Guri, the major generation and distribution system, located in Bolívar state.
Rodríguez said that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, one of the most actively engaged in the campaign to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, immediately echoed the attack.
The executive vice president said that in the next few hours, the truth will be known about the attack the sector is constantly facing.
VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT SUSPENDS CLASSES, WORK DUE TO ELECTRICAL SABOTAGE
Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro suspended classes and work nationwide on Friday to help the country recover from the electrical sabotage that affected several states on Thursday afternoon.
According to Vice President Delcy Rodríguez the decision of the Head of State is part of efforts to defeat the "Imperial electrical war." "United, Venezuelans will overcome! Coup instigators will not prevail!," Rodríguez wrote in Twitter.
On Thursday, most of the country's states were left without power due to a sabotaje on El Guri hydroelectric plant, Venezuela's largest electrical generator and distributor.
The Government keeps working to restore service. (PL)