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US, Russia present draft resolution to UN on Venezuela crisis

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on Sunday (local time) presented a draft resolution on the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, calling for international aid deliveries and early presidential elections, to the Security Council (UNSC).

The US draft resolution also stressed on a "deep concern with the violence and excessive use of force by Venezuelan security forces against unarmed, peaceful protesters", Al Jazeera reported.

In response to the proposal, lodged a counter-proposal in the UN alleging that the has been creating situations to initiate a coup and topple the Nicolas regime, in power in the South American nation.

The Russian draft further criticised any "attempts to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of Venezuela".

According to reports, the US is also planning to initiate a campaign for the recognition of Venezuelan as the legitimate of the nation.

Meanwhile, the US has not specified any date for the vote on its draft resolution.

The political crisis in triggered after Guaido, on January 23, announced himself to be the of the country. Calling the recently held in to be rigged, the US recognised Guaido as the legitimate of the State, followed by its allies (regarding the issue) that included member nations of the and some of the countries like Colombia Peru, Equador and others.

Whereas, Russia, and have provided allegiance to the leftist government of in

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 03:07 IST