Russia opposed to recognition of Transitional National Council
Laaska News July 18,2011
Russia is opposed to recognition of the Transitional National Council as the only legitimate representative of the Libyan people, says the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He was speaking during a news conference in Moscow earlier today.
Russia’s topmost diplomat referred to the Transitional Council as a party to the negotiating process, but objected to the isolation of the forces that represent Tripoli.
Lavrov stressed that Russia is in contact with both parties to the conflict, urging them to negotiate a settlement on the basis of the African Union’s mediatory proposals.
Sergei Lavrov also ruled out the possibility of Muammar Gaddafi’s arrival in Russia after he stepped down as Libya’s national leader.