"The United States formally requested a public meeting of the UN Security Council on Saturday at 9 am to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela," the Twitter said.

Security Council meeting on Saturday at 9am to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.

- US Mission to the UN (@USUN) January 24, 2019

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

During the conversation, Putin expressed support for the legitimate authorities in Venezuela.

As stated in the White House, the United States intends to cut off the Venezuelan authorities, led by Maduro, from all sources of income.

In the State Duma, FAN commented on the situation in Venezuela.