Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya accused Washington of a coup attempt in Venezuela when speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York City on Saturday.
During the UNSC meeting, Nebenzya condemned “shameless and aggressive actions of the US and its allies, aimed at overthrowing the legitimately elected president of Venezuela.”
US Secretary of State Guaido Mike Pompeo voiced his support for Juan Guaido, who he said “has promised to bring elections and constitutional order back to Venezuela, and security back to the region.”
The political situation in Venezuela is unclear after Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as President and Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Guaido declared the inauguration illegitimate, announcing himself interim president.
On Wednesday, Maduro condemned the decision of a number of countries to rrecognizeGuaido as Venezuela’s acting president and broke diplomatic ties with Washington.
Source: UN TV