Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lavrov: 'Permanent 'expeditions' on the horizon'

'Hier Encore' in Libya
"... Speaking on Russian television on national Diplomats Day Sunday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov supported the French action in Mali as fully legitimate. At the same time, he pointed out that France was fighting the same people who had received arms from it to topple the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The Russian Minister accused France of violating the United Nations ban on supplying arms to the sides in the Libyan conflict.... "France is marching across Mali with relative ease, virtually in a parade manner, occupying positions abandoned by the terrorists. It will soon liberate the whole of the state. The question is: Where are these guys no one had been able to subdue? They may turn out fine in the neighboring countries, where expeditionary decisions will have to be made," he said in the "Sunday Night with Solovyov" program..."

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