Apr 18, 2015

Russia Ready to Renew Military Cooperation with Libya

Abdullah al-Thani

(SPUTNIK)—Russia is prepared to renew military technical cooperation with Libya if the UN Security Council allows it, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday.

Earlier, Libyan authorities expressed hope to continue cooperation with Russia in military training and the purchase of modern weaponry, a 40-year history of collaboration.

"We are of course ready for cooperation, but know that there must be an overall understanding in the [UN] Security Council for this," Bogdanov told journalists.

Libya is currently subject to a UN arms supply embargo, imposed in 2011 over violence against civilians by the country's former leadership....

gray arrow