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Russian lawmaker hopes NATO not to take unilateral actions on Libya

May 26, 20:47 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia will not back any unilateral actions of the US in Libya, as international interference should be based only under UN security Council's resolution
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MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. Chairman of Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev hopes that NATO will not take any unilateral actions on Libya.

"NATO has already made many mistakes in this region. I am concerned about the repetition of these mistakes, such as the situation in Libya, situation in Iraq, and now in Syria," Kosachev told RT on Thursday. "Every time we see external interference by NATO countries, that’s why I hope that NATO will not take any unilateral actions on Libya. Russia will definitely not support such actions," he added.

The lawmaker noted that international interference "if necessary, should be based only on the resolution of UN Security Council and nothing else."

The government of national accord now based in Tripoli was established on February 14, 2016 with the support of the international community in the Moroccan city of Skhirat. The creation of the government and also the presidential council during the transition period to be followed by parliamentary elections is envisaged by an agreement signed in Skhirat in mid-December 2015 and approved by the UN Security Council resolution.

Meanwhile, the internationally recognized "eastern" cabinet led by Abdullah al-Thani in Tobruk and also the self-proclaimed cabinet of ministers of Khalifa al-Ghawi supported by the General National Congress continue operating in Libya. A part of the country is under control of radical Islamists including the Islamic State terrorist group outlawed in Russia.

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