On October 9, the Russian Embassy in London denounced reports claiming that Russia has preparing to kick off a military operation in Libya in order to get control over European immigration routes and establish a stronghold against the West.
“This publication has nothing to do with reality. We are treating it as a new attempt to shift the responsibility for the ruined country and destroyed lives of millions of Libyans on Russia which had no relation to the 2011 NATO military intervention which grossly violated the whole range of UN Security Council resolutions,” a representative of the embassy told media.
The diplomat added that Russia supports peacemaking efforts in Libya and has never planned any military intervention.
Earlier, the British tabloid The Sun reported that Russia had established two military bases in the war-torn country and has been actively deploying troops and sophisticated weapons there. The media outlet provided no evidence to confirm its claims, but the report gained significant attention in both English-language and Russian-language media.