Chechnya’s Kadyrov fears for Libya after Gaddafi death

The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will not improve the situation in the country, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Friday.

Gaddafi was killed on Thursday near his hometown of Sirte.

“Gaddafi has been killed and Libya is almost completely under the control of armed groups, so called insurgents,” Kadyrov said.

“Western countries are rejoicing, but all of this is sad, because the woes of the Libyan people will continue. This black period will last for many years.”

The Russian parliament earlier on Friday rejected a call from the Communist, Liberal Democratic and A Just Russia parties to adopt a statement on Libya and express condolences over Gaddafi’s death.


A number of Russian politicians lamented his death, with Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky hailing the Libyan leader as “an African Karl Marx, a Libyan [Giuseppe] Garibaldi.”


Gaddafi’s death also upset Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and former head of the Russian republic of Kalmykia.


Ilyumzhinov met with the Libyan leader in Tripoli during the 8-month-long standoff between Gaddafi supporters and rebels.


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