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RUSSIA, March 29, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he would not force his point of view on his 15-year-old son, Ilya, and would let him choose his future occupation himself, RIA NOVOSTI reported.
Russian teenagers finish school at the age of 16-17, and may then continue their education by entering a higher education institution or a training college.
Meeting with students and professors from technical universities on Tuesday, Medvedev was asked whether Ilya Medvedev has chosen his future occupation.
“My answer will be very brief: let him make the decision himself. I can add only one thing: I certainly won’t press my point of view on him.”
The president emphasized that it was not good when “parents shove their children into universities” with no regard to the teenagers’ interests and skills.
“You should not study for your parents, you should study for yourself,” Medvedev said. (*)
MOSCOW, March 29 (KATAKAMI.COM ) — Coalition forces involved in a military operation in Libya should act strictly within the UN mandate and answer directly to the Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, RIA NOVOSTI reported.
The Security Council adopted this resolution  with the sole purpose of ensuring the protection of civilians,” he said. “So those countries that volunteered to implement this resolution should report to the UN Security Council, not some ad hoc structures.”
Lavrov has been critical of the Western-led military operation, claiming on Monday that it was at odds with a UN Security Council resolution passed on March 17 to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. Russia was one of five countries to abstain from the vote.
On Sunday, NATO began taking command from the United States of all aerial operations to ensure the no-fly zone and an arms embargo in Libya. The transfer of authority will take up to three days and should be completed by Wednesday.
Libyan television has reported that dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in the strikes and that many health and education facilities have been destroyed. Coalition commanders deny this. (*)
RUSSIA,March 29, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — The Russia-NATO Council will discuss on Tuesday in Brussels the current state of affairs in Libya and ways to resolve the ongoing conflict, RIA NOVOSTI reported.
Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said late last week that the Council will meet “to confirm the limits that the UN Security Council placed on the participants of the conflict.”
Rogozin also reiterated Russia’s position saying that “holding [military] ground operations will be qualified as occupying Libya and that directly contradicts the resolution adopted by the UN Security Council.”
NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu said on Monday that no foreign troops will be deployed and there will be no NATO presence on the ground in Libya
On Sunday, NATO began taking command of all aerial operations in Libya from the U.S.-led force. The transfer of authority will take up to three days.
The UN Security Council resolution adopted on March 17 imposed a no-fly zone over Libya and measures to protect civilians from Gaddafi’s forces.
Western-led military strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, whose forces have been attacking rebels in the east of the North African country since mid-February, began last Saturday. (*)
Russian President meets with Emergency Situations Ministry rescuers who took part in the rescue operations in Japan