Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Russian businessman linked to sending mercenaries to Syria attends meeting for Haftar in Moscow

  • 11 November 2018 - 13:03
Russian businessman linked to sending mercenaries to Syria attends meeting for Haftar in Moscow

A Russian newspaper says video released by the self-styled Libyan National Army shows a businessman allegedly linked to a private contractor that sent mercenaries to Syria at a meeting with the head of the Libyan army and top Russian military officials. Novaya Gazeta reported Friday...

Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:51
Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported. Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said,...

IHS Jane’s 360: Russia’s air force is using Libyan eastern airfield

  • 27 October 2018 - 14:18
IHS Jane’s 360: Russia’s air force is using Libyan eastern airfield

Russian military aircraft have landed at an airport in eastern Libya that has been used as a military base by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IHS Jane's 360 reported Friday. Open source ADS-B transponder signals have shown that two Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) Tupolev Tu-154M passenger...

Russian Foreign Ministry: The Sun deliberately intimidated readers by report on Libya

  • 23 October 2018 - 14:22
Russian Foreign Ministry: The Sun deliberately intimidated readers by report on Libya

The Sun, a British daily, is deliberately intimidating its readers by claiming that there is an alleged Russian threat in Libya, Russian Foreign Ministry’s commentary published on Monday states. The ministry reminded that in early October, the paper published an article titled "Russia sends...

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

  • 18 October 2018 - 16:58
Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

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...

Moscow’s embassy in London denies The Sun report about troops in east Libya

  • 9 October 2018 - 21:46
Moscow’s embassy in London denies The Sun report about troops in east Libya

The Russian Embassy in London refuted Tuesday reports claiming that Moscow was plotting to get control over European immigration routes in Libya and establish a stronghold against the West. "This publication has nothing to do with reality. We are treating it as a new attempt to shift the...

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

  • 9 October 2018 - 15:01
Russia set up two military bases and sent troops on ground in east Libya

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...

Russia and Libya discuss oil exploration work

  • 6 October 2018 - 17:10
Russia and Libya discuss oil exploration work

The CEO of the Russian exploration company Rosgeologia (Rosgeo), Roman Panov, discussed with Mustafa Sanallah, the head of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), the conduction of exploration works in Libya, the Russian company said in a statement on Friday. "During the meeting the parties...

Libya to import $700 million worth wheat from Russia

  • 1 October 2018 - 21:55
Libya to import $700 million worth wheat from Russia

Libya is eager to buy 1 million tonnes of wheat and animal feed from Russia for around $700 million, Libyan Government of National Accord Economy and Industry Minister Nasir Shaglan said in an interview published Sunday. "We would like to get an annual supply of wheat in the volume of 1 million...

Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects

  • 1 October 2018 - 21:46
Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects

A high-level delegation from Libya will soon visit Russia to discuss projects for cooperation in the sphere of railway construction, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Economy and Industry Minister Nasir Shaglan told Kommersant newspaper in an interview published on Sunday, Sputnik...