Wed, 01 Apr 2020

No Russian Troops in Libya, Kremlin Says

Tasnim
17 Feb 2020, 22:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't ordered to send Russian forces to Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on recent allegations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow manages the Libyan war at an official level.

- Other Media news -

"No, Vladimir Putin as commander-in-chief of the Russian forces hasn't sent forces to Libya, there was no such order," Peskov told journalists, Sputnik reported.

The comment comes amid reports in the Russian media that a Russian soldier who allegedly died in Libya was buried last week in the Orenburg Region of the country.

Last week, Erdogan alleged that Moscow was taking part in the Libyan war through Russian private military companies.

He added that Ankara would continue to support Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj's internationally recognized government.

More Turkey News

Access More

Sign up for The Turkey News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!