Africa command (AFRICOM) US Armed forces has accused Russia of violating arms embargo against Libya


According to them, there came the MiG-29, su-35 and su-24


Africa command (AFRICOM) US Armed forces has accused Russia of violating arms embargo against Libya. According to them, to help the Libyan national army, field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot recently transited through Syria there arrived the Russian MiG-29, su-35 and su-24 bombers.

At the airbase in Syria’s planes were repainted to conceal their prohozhdeniya, said local police. “Russian military aircraft is likely to provide air support for the PMC “a group of Wagner”, which helps the LDF in the war against the internationally recognized government of netsolace,” reads the statement. To commit changes without closing their American military brought satellite images of the Libyan base of al-Dzhufra, writes “Novaya Gazeta”.

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US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) May 26, 2020

Last week of the appearance of the LDF six new MiG-29 and two su-24 arrived from the Syrian airbase Hamim, said the head of the national consensus government Fathi Balagha. Accurately confirm their Russian origin they could not. The aircraft could belong to the army and the Haftarot to be repaired, allow Balagha.

After his statement Haftar announced the imminent start of major air operations in Libya.

As stated by the commander of AFRICOM Stephen Townsend, air strikes against Libyans will be “the Russian pilots mercenaries.”

In Libya after the overthrow of the Jamahiriya of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, acts recognized by the UN national consensus government in Tripoli and the Eastern government, which supported the field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

25 April 2019 Haftar announced the withdrawal from the agreement on the peaceful settlement of the conflict and the formation of the NTC, signed on 17 December 2015. Also Haftar said the Libyan national army takes over the management of all controlled territories. From April 2019 to his army began the assault on the Libyan capital, but the offensive petered out on the outskirts of the city.

According to media reports, the Haftarot supported by Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt. On the side of the government in Tripoli, in turn, are Turkey, Qatar and Italy. In may it became aware of the report of the UN observers that in Libya there are about 1,200 mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner”, including citizens of Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.

At the end of April 2020, the Minister of the NTC of Libya Fathi Basaga accused vagnerova in the use of chemical weapons in the country.

Moscow denies the state’s involvement in the Libyan conflict. President Vladimir Putin in January noted that if in Libya and are Russian citizens, they are not there to Russia and does not Express its interests.