The foreign Ministry commented on the UN report on "military presence" of Russia in Libya
The report of the UN expert group on "Russian military presence" in Libya based on dubious sources, Moscow demands from the UN Secretariat to investigate leaks to the media of a confidential document, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Department of international organizations Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Pyotr Ilyich.
Earlier in the Western media there were publications about the confidential report of group of experts alleging that employees of PMCs "Wagner", as well as some other companies are present in Libya and support the forces of the Khalifa the Haftarot.
"First and foremost, we are extremely concerned about the press leak of a confidential report of the expert group of the security Council in 1970 on sanctions against Libya. And the "plums" such document is not intended for distribution in the public space, is not the first time. Demand an investigation of the incident by the UN Secretariat," said Ilyichev.
According to him, the primary analysis of the text "reveals his bias and imbalance".
"For the most part the report is structured on the basis of unverified data or clearly rigged and aimed at discrediting Russia's policy in the Libyan context. Experts use sources of questionable properties that have a direct interest in the Libyan conflict. A significant number of links to certain products are simply not working. The accuracy of a number of calculations, especially based on so-called "internal negotiations" impossible to prove", - said Ilyichev.
"We have no doubt that his goal is to enter the international community confusion regarding the Russian policy in Libya," the diplomat said.
After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.