Medvedev signs decree backing UN SC resolution against Libya

MOSCOW, August 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree backing UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which imposes a no-fly zone over Libya and toughens a sanctions regime against the country, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.

In particular, the decree bans all Libya-bound and Libyan flights in Russia’s air space, except for humanitarian missions.

It also authorities searches of vessels sailing from or to Libya if Russia obtains information that ships are used for carrying military personnel or weapons.

Moreover, Medvedev banned any financial operations engaging assets of Muammar Gaddafi’s family members, aides and Libyan legal entities as well as the entry of some individuals to the Russian territory.

On March 17, Russia abstained from voting on the UN SC resolution.


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