Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

Haftar visits the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of Libya on 11 January (Twitter @Chief_MarshallR)

Russia acts in strict accordance with the UN Security Council’s decisions on Libya and does not interfere in the situation in this country, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said Wednesday.

“These reports are the insinuations about alleged Russian interference in Libya… Russia acts in strict compliance with the decisions of the UN Security Council regarding this country,” Zakharova said at a weekly briefing, Sputnik reported.

Earlier in October, the UK media reported that Russia was, allegedly, sending troops and weapons into Libya.

The Sun tabloid newspaper claimed that Russia wanted to take control of migration routes leading to Europe and, by doing this, to increase influence on the West.

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