Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick )

17/07/2020 – Recent satellite images of Al Jufrah Air Base in central Libya shows two Su-24 Fencer combat jets parked outside hardened aircraft shelters at the southern end of the base. This indicates these jets are still operating out of the base nearly a month after U.S. Africa Command released imagery showing one of them actually in flight there. This all comes amid an intensifying aerial component of the country’s civil war as foreign powers, chiefly Turkey and Russia, become even more directly entangled in the fighting. Continuer à lire … « Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick ) »

Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

13/07/2020 – The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone »

Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis

11/07/2020 – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Libyan conflict in a video conference with the country’s Security Council on Friday. Continuer à lire … « Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis »

Libya policy threatens Turkey, Russia alliance

28/12/2019 –  Experts say that the rift between Moscow and Ankara over policy differences in Libya may intensify following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send troops to Libya at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).The presence of a senior Turkish delegation in Moscow on Monday to meet their Russian counterparts is considered an effort to avert a major bilateral crisis. Continuer à lire … « Libya policy threatens Turkey, Russia alliance »

Russia’s game in Libya (Opinion)

2018/14/11 – The strategy of Vladimir Putin, in the difficult Libyan chessboard, has always been particularly silent. The Kremlin, after the fall of Muhammar Gaddafi, moved with caution, aware that the end of the colonel had a disastrous effect on the construction of the Russian strategy in the Mediterranean after the fall of the Soviet Union. But the West, which has made a hell out of that Libya, has not supplanted the other superpowers. After Gaddafi, another leader did not arrive, but the war exploded: civil and not. And in this quagmire, Russia has managed to transform itself into an increasingly dynamic and increasingly necessary actor. Italy knows it very well, since Giuseppe Conte [the now in Office Italian Prime Minister] went to Moscow to drag Russia to his side.

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France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium

2018/06/11 – France on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing instability in its former colony the Central African Republic, warning in particular against an increased Russian military presence there that Paris says could undermine peace efforts. Continuer à lire … « France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium »

Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa?

2018/08/29 – On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. Continuer à lire … « Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa? »