Russia will defend interests in Libya

Russia intends to defend its economic interests in Libya, regardless of
what scenario unfolds in the country.

The corresponding statement was made on
Tuesday in Slovenia by the head of the Energy Ministry of the Russian
Federation Sergey Shmatko. 

The official stressed that
Moscow and Tripoli have very good prospects in the area of trade and economic cooperation.
However, the minister noted that Russia does not intend to occupy the niche left
by Libya in the oil supply sphere.

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