Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia at the highest level, leads the war in Libya, reports TASS.
In particular, he told about the photos, which allegedly depicted in the same room, the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA) – Khalifa Haftar, the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, the head of the General staff Valery Gerasimov and the head of a PMC “Wagner.”
“All of them are top military officials of Russia, and they are run by “Wagner”. And they still continue to declare that they have no connections. Currently Russia leads war at the highest level,” – quoted Erdogan NTV.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov said that the statements of the President of Turkey does not correspond to the real situation.
In July, appeared in the media information about the detention of two Russians in Libya. Then the Russian foreign Ministry promised to check this information through their own channels.
Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov later called speculation information The New York Times that arrived in Libya about 200 Russian mercenaries.
After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya’s civil war continues. The country has two centers of power: the international community recognized the Government of national consensus (NTC) and the transitional Cabinet, which supports the LDF.
Erdogan promised the Syrian retribution for the attack on vainikolo of the Russian Federation in Turkey has received threats because of the events in Syria