Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Russian mercenaries supporting Haftar’s forces, The Telegraph says

  • 4 March 2019 - 16:33
Russian mercenaries supporting Haftar’s forces, The Telegraph says

300 Russian mercenaries from PMC Wagner are supporting the "rebel commander" Khalifa Haftar, reports RBCwith reference to The Telegraph. The British media outlet obtained this information from sources in the British government. They are all deployed in Benghazi. The information that "many...

Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  • 14 February 2019 - 12:20
Russia, Turkey, and Iran discuss  in Sochi ending Syria’s crisis

  Leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran have descended on the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria’s near-eight-year civil war. Meanwhile, hostile talk is emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw, Russia Today reported on Thursday. Ahead...

Russia, Egypt considering solutions to Libya’s crisis

  • 30 January 2019 - 12:41
Russia, Egypt considering solutions to Libya’s crisis

Moscow and Cairo intend to step up efforts to resolve the crises in Syria and Libya as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday after talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Sputnik reported on Wednesday...

Russian Foreign Minister discusses with Tunisian counterpart “terrorist threats” in Libya

  • 27 January 2019 - 16:25
Russian Foreign Minister discusses with Tunisian counterpart “terrorist threats” in Libya

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Saturday with his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui and warned of the "continued threat of terrorist groups in Libya." He revealed during a joint press conference with Jhinaoui that Moscow and Tunis agreed to bolster cooperation on...

Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

  • 26 January 2019 - 12:19
Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Friday that setting deadlines for elections in Libya is counterproductive as the political players need to agree first on a political solution to end the country’s conflict. Lavrov told reporters after talks in Rabat with his Moroccan...

Russia believes Saif Gaddafi can run for Libya’s presidential elections

  • 24 December 2018 - 20:01
Russia believes Saif Gaddafi can run for Libya’s presidential elections

Russia said Monday it believes that no eligible candidate can be deprived of the right to run in the Libyan presidential election, including Saif Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Sputnik on Monday. "We...

Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

  • 14 November 2018 - 16:01
Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

Russia is ready to take part in the restoration of Libya’s economy and social sphere, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at Palermo conference on Libya that took place in Italy on November 12-13. "The restoration of economy, the restoration of the social sphere, promising projects...

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...