Friday, May 27, 2011

Russia urged to mediate in Libya crisis

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives for an evening dinner function at the G8 summit in Deauville, France on May 26, 2011

Source: Press TV

Russia says the Western members of the Group of Eight (G8) have demanded that Moscow assume a mediation role to put an end to the war in Libya.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's “partners in all bilateral meetings called on Russia to assume a mediation mission in Libya," Reuters quoted the Russian president's spokeswoman, Natalia Timakova, as saying on Thursday.

The spokesperson did not say how or whether Russia has reacted to the proposal.

Medvedev held bilateral meetings with French, US and British leaders during the G8's annual summit which will end on Friday.

Russia has been critical of NATO's operations in Libya, saying airstrikes go beyond the UN resolution which mandated a no-fly zone over the North African country.

Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi said on Thursday that Tripoli was ready for an immediate UN-monitored ceasefire. The Libyan regime had previously announced readiness for a ceasefire but has continued fighting against revolutionary forces.

The mediation requests from Russia come as the British government has approved the deployment of Apache helicopters to Libya. On Monday, France said it would send attack helicopters to the North African country.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has said there will not be “a let-up in the pressure” against the Libyan regime until Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi quits power.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

US News 2017

The Russian Perspective

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

Yemen News 2017

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)