Russia's draft resolution - which urged a settlement "through peaceful means" and insisted that all humanitarian aid be agreed by Maduro's government - won only four votes: Russia, China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.
On Thursday, Russia and China vetoed the US-sponsored draft.
The U.N. Security Council has scheduled votes on rival resolutions on Venezuela.
Russian Federation recognizes Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's legitimate President.
Seven countries including the United States, European countries and Peru opposed the Russian measure and there were four abstentions.
The council is expected to vote shortly on a rival Russian-drafted resolution. If it does, it will likely face a USA veto.Читайте также: 5 things we learned from Wilson-Raybould at the justice committee
"Today, peace, the protection of sovereignty and self-determination of peoples won in the Security Council".
The Chinese envoy voiced the opposition against military intervention in Venezuela on Tuesday to the UN.
"The Venezuelan affairs should be decided by the Venezuelan people", China's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Wu Haitao said.
Venezuela's permanent representative to the UN, Samuel Moncada, also had the chance to address the UNSC, slamming what he termed Washington's violent escalation against the Caribbean nation.
Russian Federation and Venezuela agree that "the actions of the United States and their supporters in violation of all norms of global law, their active calls for changing power in Venezuela, including their appeal to the country's military, can not be deemed appropriate in the modern worldwide conditions", Vershinin said.
A US -backed drive to deliver "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela through border crossings on February 23 met strong resistance from the Venezuelan government as President Nicolas Maduro believed the aid, mainly from the USA, is a smokescreen for a military invasion. Venezuela continues to keep its borders closed to keep humanitarian aid from entering.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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