"A very persistent position": what Russia is seeking in Libya

"A very persistent position": what Russia is seeking in Libya

Last week, a group of journalists reporting on Operation Volcano of Fury by the Government of National Accord troops in Libya noted the movement of mercenaries of the Russian Wagner group supporting the LNA troops led by Khalifa Haftar in Western Sirte. Another convoy of Russian mercenaries headed west.


In January media Reported about a huge trench visible from satellites, which the "Wagnerians" are digging south of Sirte. The press service of the Volcano of Fury noted that the purpose of this earthen structure is to transfer oil from the south to the north of the region and its further transportation. All this suggests, according to TRT World, that Russia is planning to gain a foothold in Libya in the most serious way. But what could be her plans?

According to Libyan journalist Abdulkader Assad, Moscow is trying, with the help of the LNA and the Wagner group, to increase its opportunities to occupy key positions in the oil industry of Libya, as well as to implement plans for the country's reconstruction after the end of the military confrontation there. With the mediation of Khalifa Haftar, Russia has already been able to consolidate its influence in the "oil crescent" region, as well as in the important area of ​​Sirte Yufra and further eastward along the road to Ajabia.

The goal is to force the official Libyan authorities to recognize Moscow's interests in their country

- Assad believes, speaking of the persistent position of Russia, which is trying through Haftar to "stake out" a base for itself on Libyan territory, be it military or economic.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 March 2021 15: 06
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    The goal is to force the official Libyan authorities to recognize Moscow's interests in their country

    those. in his opinion, Moscow supports the rebels, Maidan people ,? To stake out a piece of the oil pie ...
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 1 March 2021 16: 02
      +1
      maydanschiki from maydauns. people have revolutionaries.
  2. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 1 March 2021 17: 07
    +4
    Earlier they wrote that Wagner PMCs in the amount of 1600 people left Libya, and now it turns out that in the meantime they are digging some kind of ditch there. Forged swords into plowshares. Stroybat Wagner is a new division. Whom to believe? - it is not clear
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 1 March 2021 18: 21
      -1
      Sir, don't believe TRT World. You can trust me ...
    2. al2145133 Offline al2145133
      al2145133 (Alexey Gribalev) 4 March 2021 08: 49
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      They smoke wagner there all the time
  3. Moskal 55 Offline Moskal 55
    Moskal 55 2 March 2021 11: 29
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    And Putin personally flew in to supervise the earthworks
  4. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
    bonifacius (Alex) 2 March 2021 23: 19
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    Are they digging with sapper shovels? Even from space you can see! Almost like a Chinese wall, just the opposite.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 4 March 2021 09: 58
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    Is the war already over? It looks like it is not even close?