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Report about captured Gaddafi - perfect news - Medvedev

October 20, 2011, 16:49 UTC+3

Gaddafi was earlier reported captured near Sirte

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MOSCOW, October 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believes that the report about captured Gaddafi is perfect news.

Dmitry Medvedev told a joint press conference with the Dutch prime minister in reply to a question whether he shared Mark Rutte’s opinion. “Gaddafi posed a threat. I am glad that Colonel Gaddafi is caught, and I hope that he will be brought to The Hague soon to face trial,” Rutte said with confidence.

“The prime minister already said that the news is perfect,” Medvedev pointed out.

Commenting on the reports about Gaddafi Rutte said that the arrest of the former Jamahiriya leader is perfect news if it is confirmed. The reports from Libya came just in the time, when Medvedev and Rutte were giving a press conference in the Kremlin. “But we have no relation to this,” the Russian president said in a joke.

“We hope that peace will come to Libya and all those who represent this country, various representatives of Libyan tribes, will be able to reach a final agreement on a configuration of power, and Libya will turn in a modern political country,” Medvedev told Itar-Tass. “Otherwise, all the efforts taken recently are senseless,” the president said.

Meanwhile, new reports are coming from the region about the fate of the former Jamahiriya leader. The Al Jazeera news channel reported that Gaddafi died of wounds after the shootout of his supporters with the fighters of the Transitional National Council in Sirte.

Gaddafi was earlier reported captured near Sirte, when together with other officials of the toppled rule he was seeking to escape from the native city by car. Dozens of cars left Sirte and were driving westward to Misrata. Gaddafi’s convoy was attacked in a NATO air strike, after that he was captured by the forces of new Libyan authorities. The injured colonel was taken away in the ambulance from the incident site.

The Arab news channels reported that the chairman of the National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil will make an address some time later.

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