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Libyan scenario – Model for resolving future conflicts :Cynical example

Friday, December 23, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011


Moscow believes that attempts by NATO representatives to portray the Libyan scenario as a model for resolving future conflicts can only be described as cynical, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich stated on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Russia has repeatedly mentioned NATO’s numerous violations in Libya and has called for a probe into NATO’s compliance with the UN Resolution 1973. However, NATO is not in a hurry to do this. © Photo: Vesti.ru    

When Operation Unified Protector operation was over, The New York Times published data on civilian deaths: at least 70 were killed in the 7 months of air strikes. The alliance insists that the airstrikes did not lead to any civilian casualties and is prepared to conduct a detailed investigation.

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon surprised Russian diplomats even more by claiming that the Libyan campaign fully complied with UN’s  Resolution 1973. Alexander Lukashevich stated that Ban Ki-moon’s statement was at variance with the evidence of the  violations and assessments made by other UN members.

“When the UN Chief who is the main administrative official in the organization makes statements of this kind he should take into account the views of all UN members especially when it comes to  the burning issues on the international agenda. Russia believes that the attempts to portray the Libyan scenario as a model for resolving   conflicts are cynical.”

Although civilian casualties and the destruction of vital infrastructure in Libya have been confirmed by witnesses and human rights activists, they were not always covered in the media. The New York Times was one of  the few exceptions.



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