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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Media: Libya has asked Russia to launch a military operation in the country


Members of the armed forces of Libya appealed to Russia with a request for supply of arms and a military operation against Islamists in the country.

How to write “Izvestia”, citing a source in diplomatic circles, Ambassador of Libya to Saudi Arabia Abdel Basset al-Badri has brought to Moscow the request of the Supreme commander of the armed forces field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to Russian President Vladimir Putin and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. It Libya urges Russia to start a military operation against the militants, similar to that carried out in Syria.

During al-Badri meeting with the representative of the Russian President for the Middle East, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed the embargo and the start of deliveries in Liviug of weapons and military equipment, including aircraft.

Recall that in 2011, in the midst of the uprising against the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi, a ban on arms supplies to parties to the Libyan conflict.

 

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