Presumably released in Libya, the Russians have not been in touch
The staff of the Fund for the protection of national values, the Russians Maxim Shugaley and Samer Swapan, tried to control the West of Libya the national consensus Government (NTC) of Turkey, not been in touch, told RIA Novosti the head of PSNC, a member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Alexander Malkevich.
Sunday broadcasting from Dubai TV channel Al-Hadath, citing its sources said that the NTC allegedly gave Shugaley and Safana Turkey. Charge d'affaires of Russia in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev told RIA Novosti that the Libyan side has not yet confirmed information about the release of the Russians, the Russian foreign Ministry also confirmed to Agency this information.
"Until silence" - said Malkevich on the question of whether Shugaley and Swapan contact.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian foreign Ministry has received written assurances from the NTC that the problem with the release of Shugaley and Safana from the Libyan prison will be resolved in the near future. Shugaley and Swapan was arrested in Libya in may 2019. The head of the criminal investigation Department under the Prosecutor General of Libya claimed that the Russians detained in Tripoli in an attempt to influence the upcoming elections.
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.