Sunday, June 5, 2011

Russia believes that NATO is "one step" of sending ground troops to Libya

The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, said today that NATO is "one step" of sending ground troops to Libya to help the rebels to overthrow the regime of Muammar al-Gaddafi. "The attack helicopters, in my opinion, are the final step before launching a ground operation," said Ivanov in Asian security conference held in Singapore, according to Channel News Asia television.

British and French helicopters participated yesterday in airstrikes against military targets in Libya for the first time since it began in March, the NATO intervention. Russia abstained from voting on the resolution of the Security Council authorized the United Nations air embargo to protect the population from the fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Qadhafi.

270 still missing shipwrecked While the information on the rescue of the 850 immigrants aboard a boat from Libya and wrecked by the weather conditions are unclear. Still unaccounted for refugees and 270, beyond the 583 passengers rescued alive on Thursday and the two bodies recovered no new casualty figures.

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