Published footage of a large-scale construction of "Russian mercenaries" in Libya


The footage of the construction of military fortifications and trenches by "Russian mercenaries" in Libya near the Sirte-Al-Jufra highway, published by CNN, is being disseminated in social networks. The total length of the structures built by the Russians is about 70 km.


Apparently, according to CNN, "mercenaries from Russia" and their large-scale construction activities make a significant contribution to the military operations of the Libyan National Army and its leader, Khalifa Haftar.

At the end of December, the LNA were also reinforced by about a dozen Russian T-62 tanks, which arrived from neighboring Egypt. Grenade launchers were built into the front of the tanks for the implementation of smoke screens, and the T-62 communications were updated.

In October 2020, the EU imposed sanctions against PMC Wagner, as well as an entrepreneur from the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is directly related to the units of "Russian mercenaries" in Libya. In particular, Brussels accuses a private military company of violating the ban on the supply of arms to Libya, as well as supporting the LNA units fighting against the internationally recognized Government of National Accord. According to various estimates, from 800 to 1200 mercenary soldiers from Russia are fighting on the side of Haftar.

At the end of December 2020, during a briefing, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that there were no Russian military personnel in Libya, and the activities of PMCs were not provided for by Russian laws.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 22 January 2021 17: 45
    +3
    Does Russia manufacture and sell T-62? fool
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 22 January 2021 18: 09
      +4
      CNN won't lie !!!
    2. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 22 January 2021 18: 54
      +2
      They have been withdrawn from production, but they are still in store at the storage bases.
      Why not sell?
      For this theater is the most nishtyak.
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 22 January 2021 19: 28
        +2
        And if some Czechs sell them from the bases? Will they be Czech or Soviet? Or maybe they just do not distinguish the USSR from Russia, and Banderlog from the Russian because of gaps in education?
        1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
          Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 22 January 2021 19: 38
          +1
          Russia is the legal successor of the USSR. Not?
          1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
            Just a cat (Bayun) 22 January 2021 19: 50
            +1
            Russian cosmonaut Gagarin, Russian tractor Stalinets, Russian T-34 tank? Yes?
            1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
              Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 22 January 2021 20: 09
              +2
              If Gagarin was still alive.
              That would be quite called a Soviet-Russian cosmonaut. By affiliation.
              I was born in the USSR, and now I live in Russia.
              Am I a Soviet citizen?
      2. gold words!
    3. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 22 January 2021 22: 45
      +1
      Quote: Just Cat
      Does Russia manufacture and sell T-62? fool

      reinforced by Russian tanks T-62 in the amount of about a dozen who arrived from neighboring Egypt.

      Egypt - 200 T-62 active, 300 T-62 in storage, as of 2017.
      Egypt will receive 500 T 90MS tanks in the coming years, according to the contract.
      Why not sell or donate old stuff?
      1. named, named! selling is better!
      2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 23 January 2021 20: 16
        +1
        Egypt - 200 T-62 active, 300 T-62 in storage, as of 2017.
        Egypt will receive 500 T 90MS tanks in the coming years, according to the contract.
        Why not sell or donate old stuff?

        Considering the common border and direct communication with Haftar, it is quite a logical move. good
        And they can really give.
        The service life of those tanks is exactly one throw to Tripoli.
        There would be crews .. repeat
  2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
    Ser sash (Ser Sash) 22 January 2021 18: 18
    +1
    Something not Russian, they dug a symbol there, I don't believe it !!))
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 22 January 2021 18: 29
    -7
    and the activities of PMCs are not provided for by Russian laws.

    But there are Russian citizens there and they defend the interests of Russia. I recognize our authorities. As in our country: "You can't kill a pedophile! There was no threat to life !?"
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 22 January 2021 20: 35
      +2
      But there are Russian citizens there and they defend the interests of Russia. I recognize our authorities.

      It is in our tradition to fight for the interests of the country and not advertise our participation. The comparison is certainly not entirely correct, but still ... This is written about the fighters for democracy in the great Soviet encyclopedia.

      USSR, resolutely defended Spanish democracy, supplied the Republicans with weapons despite all kinds of difficulties. Soviet volunteers, mainly tankers and pilots, took part in the defense of the republic. In support of her struggle, a broad movement of solidarity developed, the highest expression of which was the International Brigades, organized mainly by the communist parties.

      https://www.booksite.ru/fulltext/1/001/008/056/769.htm

      "You can't kill a pedophile! There was no threat to life !?"

      Horses mixed in a bunch, people ....
      What does a pedophile have to do with Libya? If you are talking about a recent sensational case, I understand your emotions, but the law is the law. Lynching is not provided for them. By the way, I remember a little the "hero" also cleaned up the pockets of the pedophile, probably in a state of passion ...
  4. eco3 Offline eco3
    eco3 (erwin vercauteren) 23 January 2021 06: 10
    +1
    I wonder if blackwater is pmc CNN this is fake news because this is the Clinton news network I like Wagner's dudes they give these Westerners the middle finger and kill terrorists in spite of the US and Zionist scum in Israel who support and finance them
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