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The Russian Ambassador responded to statements about plans to establish bases in Libya

Moscow has no plans to establish a military base in Libya, the relevant requests addressed to the Libyan authorities had not been sent, said the Ambassador of Russia in Egypt Georgy Borisenko.

Earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of the Palestinian national consensus Government of Libya (NTC) Fathi Basaga in an interview with Bloomberg, stated the need "to prevent Russia's plans to create bases in Sirte and Dzhufre".

In Libya, the confrontation between the Government of national consensus Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftorah, which cooperates with sitting on the East by the Parliament. The NTC supports Turkey and Qatar, and LNA - Egypt and the UAE.

In February of Barzaga said that the authorities in Tripoli "would not mind" against the construction of American bases in Libya to deter Russia. In June, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak, citing military sources reported that Turkey is preparing to establish two permanent bases on the territory of Libya.

Russia plays a significant role in resolving the Libyan crisis, acting as a mediator and trying to maintain relations with all parties to the conflict. Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov said that Moscow will urge all external players to facilitate a settlement in Libya, a military solution there.