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Russia joins international welcome of Libya’s new government

Following an overwhelming vote of confidence granted to Libya’s Government of National Unity this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement welcoming the approval of Libya's new government led by prime minister Abdul Hamid Debaiba.…

Russian mercenaries refuse to depart Libyan soil

Despite the deadline for their departure having passed, Russia's Wagner mercenary group, estimated at 2000, continue to operate on Libyan soil, backed by Russian fighter planes.The Russian troops are centralised in eastern and southern…

Al-Mismari denies the presence of Wagner group in Sirte

Haftar's official spokesman General Ahmed Al-Mismari denied the presence of Russian forces the Wagner group in the city of Sirte, stressing that the city is completely under their control.The announcement comes after recent satellite…

Newly appointed UN envoy to Libya invited to Moscow

According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, newly appointed UN envoy to Libya Jan Kubis will visit Moscow in his first official visits after he takes up office in early February.No dates for the visit have been…

Russia accuses operation IRNI of being biased

After an inspection by Greece and the European Union of a Russian cargo ship off the Libyan coast, Russia criticized the nature of the actions of operation IRNI and the reasons behind the inspection.The inspection took place on the…

3 Russians and 1 Ukrainian released in Libya

A Russian foundation linked to the Vagner military Group announced that three Russians and one Ukrainian national have been freed from captivity in Libya.Aleksandr Malkevich, head of the Foundation for the Protection of Traditional…

Siala asks for Russia’s aid in evacuating foreign fighters

In an official visit to Russia, at the courtesy of an official invitation from the Russian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala announced that his country has asked Russia for help evacuating foreign fighters from the country.…

Russia calls for increased efforts in Libya

Russian Minister of Foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov called for an increase in international efforts to achieve a peace settlement in Libya.According to the RIA news agency, Lavrov is hosting his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdul…

Bashagha officially invited to Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa extended an official invitation to the Government of National Accord's (GNA) Minister of Interior, Fathi Bashagha, to…

Kaniyat Militia blacklisted by the United States

The United States blacklists pro-Hafter forces suspected of human rights violations and war crimes after Russia blocked UN sanctions on the militia, demanding to see more proof of human rights abuses.The sanctions imposed on Wednesday…

Aguilla Saleh in Russia on official visit

Invited by the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the chairman of the Tobruk-based parliament arrived in Russia on an official visit yesterday and was welcomed upon arrival by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.…

Two Russian military cargo planes land in Libya’s Sirte

Two Russian military cargo planes landed in Libya's strategic Sirte city - Gardabiya airbase - which is under the control of illegitimate forces loyal to putschist Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan Army under the Government of National Accord…

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