Nine members voted in favor, four against and two abstained.

Russia and China opposed holding a meeting entitled “The situation in Venezuela”.

Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said that Moscow does not see threats from what is happening in Venezuela and threats from Venezuela itself.

Earlier, the United Kingdom joined Germany, France and Spain in readiness to recognize the President of Venezuela the chairman of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, if the election is not announced in eight days.