Russia continues to increase military presence in Libya – Pentagon

The Russian Federation continues to violate the resolution of the UN Security Council, supplying military equipment and aircraft to the conflict zone in Libya. This is stated in the statement of the African command of the US armed forces, published July 24 on the website of the Pentagon.

Major General marine Corps USA Bradford Goering noted that Russia is increasing its military presence through a private military company called “Wagner,” which, according to media reports, connected with the Kremlin.

On the website of the Pentagon provided aerial view of airbase “al-Go” in Libya, which is visible from the various military equipment. U.S. Department of defense States that it is air defense systems, armored vehicles, combat and transport aircraft of Russian production, staged PMC “Wagner”.

“The pictures reflect the wide possibilities of Russian participation. They continue to attempt to gain a foothold in Libya,” said Brigadier General Gregory Hadfield, Deputy Director of intelligence at Africa command.

The Pentagon added that the US “continue to document the use of a group of Wagner to establish a long-term presence of Russia in the Mediterranean”.

“Russia’s participation [in the conflict in Libya] is obvious. The Kremlin is lying every time denies it”, the speaker said Africa command Colonel Chris Carnes.

Аэрофотоснимок авиабазы "Аль-Хадим", сделанный 13 июля 2020 года. Фото: defense.govAerial view of airbase “al-Khadem” taken on 13 July 2020. Photo: defense.gov

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