US voices concern over Russian expanded presence in Libya

The spokesman for the US State Department, Matthew Miller, has said that Washington is greatly concerned about recent reports indicating that Russian naval vessels are unloading military equipment in Libya.

In statements to Al-Hurra TV, Miller said that Russia had never hidden its ambition to have a foothold in Libya to use it as a base to promote destabilization of the Sahel region.

He explained that Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-bek Yevkurov had visited Libya five times since August 2023, and that the Russian ambassador to Libya had publicly acknowledged the presence of Russian forces in Libya.

Miller added that the US would continue to respect Libyan sovereignty and the dialogue led by the United Nations.


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