Russia set up two military bases and sent troops on ground in east Libya

  • Libyan Express |
  • Tuesday 9 October 2018

epa06143927 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) welcomes commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar (L) during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, 14 August 2017. EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Intelligence chiefs have told Theresa May that Vladimir Putin wants to make Libya “his new Syria.”
 
Russia is moving troops and missiles into Libya in a bid to enforce a new stranglehold on the West, Theresa May has been warned.
 
The Sun added that seizing control of the biggest illegal immigration route to Europe is seen as Moscow’s primary goal.
 
“The Sun can reveal that “dozens” of officers from the GRU military spy service as well as its Spetznaz special forces wing are already on the ground in eastern Libya to help Khalifa Haftar, initially carrying out training and liaison roles.” It said on Monday.
 
Two Russian military bases are already now up and running in the coastal towns of Tobruk and Benghazi, using the cover of the controversial Russian private military company the Wagner Group which already has outposts there.
 
Russia’s devastating Kalibr anti-ship missiles and state of the art S300 air defence missile systems are also now believed to be on the ground in Libya, according to The Sun.
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