Russia-NATO Council to discuss situation in Libya ; Russian Ambassador Dmitry Rogozin
BRUSSELS, March 29 (KATAKAMI.COM / Itar-Tass) – The situation in Libya will be in the focus of attention at a session of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of ambassadors on Tuesday, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin told Tass.
According to Rogozin, the Russian side intends to emphasize “inadmissibility of transition of the international operation in Libya to a land phase”. “Russia will consider that step as occupation of a sovereign country,” the ambassador stressed.
A NATO source, for his part, told Tass that the Alliance will inform Russia on its decision to assume control over all military operations in Libya. According to him, U.N. Security Council’s resolution does not allow land operations, and the Alliance intends to act strictly within the Security Council mandate. (*)