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Charge d'affaires of Russia in Libya spoke about his work

Charge d'affaires of the Russian Federation in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev will liaise with all parties to the Libyan conflict.

"Yes, of course, and I'm ready to ride and communicate with the authorities of the national consensus Government and authorities in the East of the country," said Boltaev RIA Novosti.

"I plan to communicate with all parties in Libya and to liaise with everyone, including those on whom depends the fate of our fellow citizens who are in detention in Libya," - he stressed.

But, according to him, there is no date for his departure to Tunisia where it will be based diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation. "I'm ready to fly tomorrow, but for obvious reasons can't say when it will appear due to the persistence in the world of restrictions on air transportation", - said the diplomat.

Boltaev said it would be in Tunisia for security reasons, because the situation in Tripoli does not allow to move there and work directly on site.

"As for trips, I'm sure that I will travel around the country, but it's not just my desire, but the balance of risks and security issues", - he added.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia resumes Embassy in Libya, it will represent the interests of the Russian Federation on the entire territory of the country, while it will be based in Tunisia.

Diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation were evacuated from the Libyan capital in August 2014 in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the country. In November 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin has released from duties of Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Libya Ivan Molotkov, the new head of the diplomatic mission have not yet been assigned.

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 Saragam. 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.

The full text of the interview is available on the website ria.ru at 12.00.