“It’s not up to NATO to decide the future of Libya. If someone in NATO thinks otherwise, they are deeply mistaken,” Moscow’s envoy Dmitry Rogozin shared his concerns after a Russia-NATO meeting.
After the talks at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Dmitry Rogozin told RT the coalition is going too far in Libya.
Moscow has many questions about how the UN Security Council’s resolution is being carried out.
“During our meeting with NATO officials today, we demanded that the UN Security Council be fully informed about the actions of the alliance in Libya at all times,” said Dmitry Rogozin. “The coalition has taken sides. It’s only targeting Gaddafi’s forces, including those that aren’t in direct action against the rebels. We have reports of air strikes against convoys far from the front line. This is a far cry from the UN Security Council resolution.”
Rogozin expressed deep concern over the creative interpretation of the UN Security Council’s resolution, as some countries have effectively turned it into an approval for ground operations. But the resolution speaks only about a naval blockade enforcing the arms embargo, and enforcing a no-fly zone to prevent the bombing of civilians.
“Moscow has many questions about how the UN Security Council’s resolution is being carried out,” said Rogozin. “First of all, there are reports that civilians have been killed in the air strikes. This is odd if you consider the message of the resolution, which says that the foreign forces’ actions should protect civilians. So it’s hard to comprehend how you can protect civilians by killing them.”