Contents tagged with Libya

  • Putin prepares for military campaign in Libya

    Inspired by the military campaign in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to assist another ally, this time in Libya.

    Russia has already begun to deploy special forces and GRU troops with orders to train personnel for Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military leader who opposes the government supported by the UN, US and EU.

    Under the guise of the Wagner Private Military Company, Russia has established military bases in Tobruk and Benghazi on Libya’s north-east coast, and …

  • American General: Russia is expanding its influence in Libya

    Russia is trying to expand its influence in Libya, and the United States of America is watching this with "great concern." General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the Pentagon's Africa Command, commented on this during a press briefing that took place on March 24.

    According to the General, Russian units are located in the border area between Egypt and Libya, and Moscow is trying to strengthen its influence through military means and arms sales.

    General Waldhauser also called "undeniable “ the …

  • Russian MFA: Moscow is ready to assist in reaching political solution in Libya

    According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow is ready to assist in the process of reaching a political solution to the situation in Libya, RIA Novosti reported.

    Following a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the armed forces loyal to the elected, internationally backed Libyan government, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported in a statement that “the conversation focused on the development of a military-political solution in Libya, …

  • Kremlin did not refute reports that it had received request to begin military operations in Libya

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, said the Kremlin has no information about Libya asking to begin the deliveries of Russian weapons.

    "I can neither confirm nor deny," the Kremlin spokesman said, responding to a question whether there was an appeal to Russia to launch a military operation in Libya, TASS reports.

    Peskov claims he does not know through which channels such a message could have been sent. "I have no data on whether such an appeal could …

  • Two Ukrainian Citizens Freed from Captivity in Libya; Four still Held

    The head of the Consular Services Department of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Evgeny Ignatovsky, reported that armed militants released two Ukrainian prisoners but continue to hold four Ukrainian citizens hostage in Libya.

    “Six Ukrainian citizens were being held captive in Libya. Today, two of these Ukrainian citizens are coming back to Ukraine. The Court established that they are innocent of the acts of which they were accused and they have been released from detention. Currently, …