Russian MFA has slammed the US for interference in Venezuela's internal affairs as the country’s leader had kicked off a second presidential term, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the statement, Washington’s shameless line on the unconstitutional formation of alternative Venezuelan government structures, delays undisguised encroachment on the sovereignty of Venezuela.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks on the situation in Venezuela with the chair of the opposition National Assembly of the Republic, Juan Guaido.