Russia’s position on Libya
By: Leonid Gusev*
Lev Dengov, head of the Russian contact group on the intra-Libyan settlement, said that Russia today is working with all parties to the conflict purely in the interests of Libya and the Libyans.
long been clear and unchanged – a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Libya through political dialogue. Speaking about the statement by the US State Department that Russia allegedly uses the crisis in Libya in its interests, he said that this is not true.
. According to him, such statements take place “against the background” of the fact that Russia has achieved a lot in Libya. Such a reaction should be taken as a statement of our success in Libya in all directions – in the economic, humanitarian and others, “said the head of the contact group of the Russian Federation..
Lev Dengov noted that the assessment of Russia’s actions in Libya “should be made by the Libyans themselves”. Earlier, material appeared in the New York Times stating that about 200 “Russian mercenaries” allegedly arrived in Libya.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called speculation that the American press reported on “Russian mercenaries” in Libya. He noted that such stuffing negatively affects the mood within the United States, which affects bilateral relationس
. * PhD in historical sciences, expert of Institute of international studies of .Moscow State Institute of international relations