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Russia condemns int’l airstrikes against pro-Gaddafi forces

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Laaska News March 30,2011.

BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhuanet) — Russia’s Foreign Minister is condemning international airstrikes against pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya. He claims they contravene the recent UN Security Council resolution sanctioning a no-fly zone over the country.


Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, said, “We are currently seeing and hearing media reports, here, as well as in Europe and in the U.S., saying that officials of the countries involved in this coalition are making statements that on the one hand are confirming that the only goal they are pursuing is the protection of the civilian population. But on the other hand, reports are coming – and no one denies them – of coalition air force strikes against Gaddafi’s columns of troops and reports about the support of the actions of the armed insurgents. There is a clear contradiction here. We believe that the interference of the coalition in the internal civil war, has not been sanctioned by the UN Security Council resolution.”

(Source: CNTV.cn)/Xinhuanet

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