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The debate was introduced by the delegation of the United States.

The UN security Council plans today, may 17, to hold a meeting to consider the situation in Venezuela for the first time since the beginning of the unrest in the country. This was reported to journalists, diplomatic sources in the world body.

Initiative be submitted for the consideration of this subject belongs to the United States.

In Venezuela nearly six weeks continued anti-government protests, which the authorities accuse the opposition. As a result of clashes of protesters with security forces, according to the latest data of the Prosecutor’s office of Venezuela, killed at least 43 people.

The total number of detainees is more than 2.3 thousand people, 730 of them remain in detention .

According to the materials:

RIA Novosti