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Russia secretly supported Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in order to get a foothold in the region that is strategically important to Moscow, stated the Commander of United States Africa Command, Thomas Waldhauser, Interfax reports.
According to Waldhauser, Russians publicly supported the UN peace initiatives while at the same time secretly provided assistance to the Libyan National Army supplying them with resources and personnel.
“The success of Haftar will allow Russia to gain a …
The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, the first Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation and Army General, Valery Gerasimov, announced at a conference on the development of the military strategy that the Pentagon has begun to develop a new warfare strategy called the Trojan Horse. According to Gerasimov, the essence of this strategy lies in the active use of the "fifth column" protest potential in order to destabilize the situation in the enemy state while …
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Russian media.
Russian news outlets report that the question whether Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is going to run for the president still remains open. According to RIA-Novosti, in his letter, Gaddafi’s son wrote about a road map for resolving the Libyan crisis.
“We did not discuss the issues of running for President as it is too early to talk about it,” said …
Russia is prepared take part in the work to restore Libya’s economy and social sphere, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as cited by the Russian news agency TASS.
“Restoring the economy, restoring the social sphere, prospective projects, which could be and need to be restored – this is also key for resuming normal life in Libya,” Medvedev said at a conference on Libya held in Italy.
“We are also willing to be involved in this,” he stated.
Medvedev noted that Russia is willing to …
Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian businessman with ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, was captured on video among the members of the delegation headed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during negotiations with the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar. The video recording was published by the Libyan Defense Ministry on its Youtube channel.
Prigozhin is the co-owner of the Concord group of companies and he has been repeatedly associated with the Wagner private …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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, …