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Intervention in Libya at odds with UN resolution - Russia's Lavrov

Topic: International sanctions against Gaddafi regime

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
14:15 28/03/2011

The military intervention by the Western-led coalition force in Libya's civil war is out of tune with the relevant UN Security Council resolution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

"We believe that the coalition's intervention in the civil war [in Libya] has not, essentially, been sanctioned by the UN Security Council resolution," said, adding its only purpose "is to ensure the protection of the civilian population."

"This resolution contains no other goals," he said.

Russia abstained from the Security Council vote.

On Sunday, NATO began taking command of all aerial operations in Libya from the US-led force. The transfer of authority will take up to three days.

Russia abstained from a UN Security Council resolution adopted on March 17 imposing a no-fly zone over Libya and measures to protect civilians from Gaddafi's forces.

Western-led military strikes against Gaddafi, whose forces have been attacking rebels in the

east of the North African country since mid-February, began last Saturday.

Libyan television has reported that at least 100 civilians have been killed and over 150 wounded in the strikes and that many health and education facilities have been destroyed. Coalition commanders deny this.

MOSCOW, March 28 (RIA Novosti)

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  • pcfNATO is a murderin machine.
    15:25, 28/03/2011
    It does not bother about UN resolutions or international law. NATO should be dismantled immediately, it is the biggest terrorist organization on the globe.
  • suhailNATO's forming is against the principles of ........
    17:34, 28/03/2011
    The forming of NATO itself is against the tenets of UNO.NATO actually stands for North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation.CIA stands for Criminal Intervention of America in other countries.England's spy agencies from MI6 to MI20 stand for Massacre of innocents in 6 to 20 countries.Middle-east has exactly 20 countries excluding Israel.
  • brenda-reed@hotmail.comLibyan Citizens show Qaddafi Burned His Soldiers Alive For Refusing to Shoot Protesters
    17:52, 28/03/2011
    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&rlz=1R2SKPB_enUS373&q=Libya%2Bsoldiers%2Bburned%2Balive&rlz=1R2SKPB_enUS373&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c7c40ca34444791f
    • brenda-reed@hotmail.comGaddafi burned his own soldiers alive
      17:54, 28/03/2011
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rCJRhsaH9U&skipcontrinter=1
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    • DariusUnfortunately, it is too late for veto now !
      20:32, 28/03/2011
      One should not be surprised when NATO uses any UN resolution as a blank cheque to suit its own interests.
      Whenever there are any doubts the best is to use the right of veto !

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