Interview: Russia Seeks To ‘Capitalize On Opportunities’ In Libya

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(Article text ©2019 RFE/RL, Inc., Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – – Tony Wesolowsky – April 10, 2019 – article text also appeared at The situation is escalating in Libya, where more than 30 people have been killed since fighting broke out on April 4, when forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against the internationally […]

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TRANSCRIPT: Vladimir Putin’s news conference following the G20 Summit

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( – St Petersburg, September 6, 2013) Vladimir Putin summed up the results of the G20 Summit and answered journalists’ questions. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Ladies and gentlemen, friends! To start with, I’d like to say that in the five years of its existence the G20 has really become an effective mechanism for elaborating and coordinating common approaches to […]

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Attempts to westernize Middle East, African states add to tensions – Gen. Sergun

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, May 23, 2013) Attempts to introduce “Western standards” of state structure in the Middle East and North Africa add to regional tensions, head of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Administration Lt. Gen. Igor Sergun said. “In our opinion, attempts to introduce “Western standards” of state structure in the Middle East and North Africa, which are objectively […]

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