Russia's ambassador to Egypt says his country has no intention of establishing a military base in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 30 Jul 2020, 07:49 PM
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Russia's ambassador to Egypt, Georgy Borisenko, announced that Russia does not intend to establish a military base in Libya, stressing it has not sent any related requests to Libyan authorities.

"Russia has no such plans," Borisenko said. "No requests have been made by the Russian side to Libyan authorities to establish any military base or naval base,” Sputnik reported on Thursday.

The Minister of the Interior for Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, warned, earlier, that Russia had established bases in Sirte and Jufra, calling for the need to block Moscow's plans in this regard.

On the other hand, the Reuters news agency confirmed on June 15 that Turkey held talks with the GNA to discuss the possibility of using Watiya Air Force Base (145 km southwest of Tripoli) and the Misrata Naval Base.

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