Russia plans to submit to the UN Security Council (UNSC) its own draft resolution on resolving the Venezuelan crisis in response to US-proposed draft that envisages new elections.

“UN Security Council calls for settling the situation in Venezuela by peaceful means,” the Russian draft resolution said adding that the UNSC “supports all initiatives aimed at achieving political settlement, including the mechanism developed in Montevideo.”

The US draft resolution proposes to annul the results of the 2018 presidential election in Venezuela and hold new elections in the Latin American country.

Both draft resolutions are currently being considered by experts and have not yet been submitted to UN SC. Expert consultations on this will be held at the start of next week. It is worth noting that the US have not yet recalled their chairperson’s draft statement after the last UN Security Council session on Venezuela.

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