US accuses Russia of Turkish intervention in Libya

11 months ago

Russian intervention in Libyan affairs led to Turkish intervention. This was stated by Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, David Schenker, reports Interfax.

According to him, Washington is concerned about the influx of Russian military equipment, weapons and mercenaries from the Wagner group into Libya. “The presence of Russia has now led to significant Turkish intervention,” he accused.

Schenker believes that now the Libyan parties must act so that neither Russia, nor any other country can intervene in the affairs of Libya.

Earlier, a similar opinion was expressed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He noted that the agreement under the auspices of the UN between the Government of National Accord (PNS) under the leadership of Prime Minister Faiz Saraj and Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is a good first step. Pompeo said Libyans must ensure that Russia and other countries do not interfere with Libyan sovereignty for their own purposes.

At the end of May, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the situation in Libya is deteriorating, and the ceasefire is finally frustrated. According to her, the hostilities resumed in full.

The American side believes that Moscow is interfering in affairs in Libya. In particular, on May 26, the African command of the US Armed Forces reported that Russia had flown MiG-29 and Su-35 fighters, as well as Su-24 bombers, to Libya. The Russian side rejected these allegations.

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