Reports of repainted Russian fighter jets being sent to bomb Libya have nothing to do with reality, Moscow said in response to the latest sensational claims by US Africa Command about alleged Russian involvement in the region. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya, from an airbase in Russia, after transiting Syria where it is assessed they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin.
U.S. military command for Africa releases pictures of the "fourth generation jet fighters", saying the jets to support Russian Wagner group arrived recently but did not specify when exactly. Well, there is no denying it now'. The US African Command USA He evaluates that Moscow recently deployed military fighter jets in Libya to support the state-sponsored Russian PMCs operating there. "Russia is trying very clearly to change the balance of forces in Libya in its favor", said General Stephen Townsend, Manager of the Stuttgart-based U.S. Afrikommandos.
The mercenaries' retreat from Tripoli over the weekend was the latest setback for rebel leader Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and his foreign supporters, who for over a year have attempted to take the capital from the United Nations -backed Government of National Accord (GNA), also supported by Turkey.
Townsend accused Russian Federation of concealing its direct role in Libya and avoiding responsibility for the "malign actions" of Wagner Group mercenaries.
Some Libyan consultants didn't view the Russian jets as a menace to Europe however a deterrent in opposition to Turkish forces, which back the GNA, pushing for an offensive to drive Haftar out of Libya's oil crescent.
Haftar, however, was unable to overthrow the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and speaker Saleh, who was seen as a subordinate of Haftar, as he enjoys major tribal support in eastern Libya.
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The government-led Burkan Al-Ghadab, or Operation Volcano of Rage, tweeted on Monday that an Antonov An-32 military cargo plane landed at Bani Walid Airport to "resume the transportation of the Wagner mercenaries".
Mansour el-Kikhia, a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, said Lavrov's call was disingenuous. Possible they were drones by the military support of Turkey, primarily with combat and air defense. Talk is cheap, ultimately what is the reality on the ground?
"It's a zero-sum game. It's a catastrophe. This war is going to last another 15-20 years". It said this grotesque transformation and deterioration of the conflict, has occurred while families were seeking the safety and comfort of their homes for the Eid holiday, demonstrates deliberate targeting of innocent civilians.
A proxy war is playing out in Libya between numerous nations, including Russian Federation, which has mercenaries on the ground lending support to the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter.
"These acts, which serve no military objective, provoke extreme fear among the population and violate the rights of innocent civilians who must be protected under global humanitarian law".