Russia-NATO relations depend on Libya – official
The development of Russia-NATO relations will depend on the degree to which the Alliance countries that are currently engaged in a military operation in Libya respect the relevant UN resolution.
This came in a statement in Athens by the Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. He was speaking during a conference on European security, organized by the Russian and Greek Foreign Ministries.
Grushko pointed out that the operation in Libya is becoming the first actual litmus test for NATO’s new strategic concept. The official voiced concern about the fact that the coalition’s moves in Libya increasingly often overrun the limits set by the UN Security Council. According to him, NATO should confine itself to ensuring an embargo on arms supplies, protecting Libyan citizens and maintaining the no-fly zone regime.
[Source: The Voice of Russia, Moscow, 17May11]
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