A group of 120 Chinese soldiers arrived in Venezuela on Sunday as part of a cooperation program between China and Venezuela. They will be delivering humanitarian aid and military supplies to the government forces.

The arrival of Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Venezuela comes just days after the Russian armed forces installed in the country a military helicopter training facility.

Immediate was the reaction to Russian move from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying in a tweet:

Maduro calls for hands off #Venezuela while he invites security forces from Cuba and Russia, so he and his cronies can keep plundering Venezuela. It is time for Venezuelan institutions to stand for their sovereignty. Russia and Cuba, #HandsOffVenezuela.