Russian military team in Libya to meet Haftar, Saleh Issa

In November last year, Haftar met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to request military support for the Libyan army. (File photo: AFP)

Russian military delegation arrived on Wednesday in Libya’s port city of Tobruk to meet Khalifa Haftar, the Commander-in-Chief of the National Army of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, as well as the President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa, Al Hadath reported.

In November last year, Haftar met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to request military support for the Libyan army.

The move comes as Lavrov praised Libya’s military role in countering terrorism and the maintenance of the independence of Libya, pointing out that Russia still adheres to the arms embargo decision by the UN Security Council.

Diplomatic sources close to Haftar leaked information that the Libyan army chief tried to persuade the Russian side to move to cancel the decision on the embargo or to supply arms and military equipment through a third party. However, Moscow stuck to the decision of the UN Security Council and act according to the international law.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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