Sergey Lavrov: Russia opposed to assigning blame in Libyan crisis

Sergey Lavrov: Russia opposed to assigning blame in Libyan crisis
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According to Russia’s top diplomat, the cause of the Libyan crisis lies in NATO’s actions in 2011, APAreports citing TASS News Agency.

Russia is opposed to unilaterally apportioning blame in the Libyan crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday following talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.

"Today we discussed Libya in detail taking into account the developments there. We keep a close eye on the armed forces’ advance, including the Libyan National Army and other groups, including those, which are illegal armed groups and control a considerable part of the country’s capital and some other areas," he said. "We exchanged information on how this situation is discussed by the UN Security Council. We are opposed to attempts to apportion blame unilaterally."

According to Russia’s top diplomat, the cause of the Libyan crisis lies in NATO’s actions in 2011. He stressed that, since then, Libya has become a destroyed state and a ‘black hole’ for terrorists, arms trafficking and illegal migrant flows.

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