A Russian military base may appear in Libya, the authorities of the two countries are negotiating about it, Bloomberg reports citing its own sources.
According to the agency, the preparation of the corresponding agreement began at the end of September – immediately after the visit to Moscow and the meeting with Vladimir Putin of the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
As part of the agreement, Russia will allegedly be able to obtain the right to permanently station warships on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as receive the use of several air bases. In return, air defense systems will be supplied to Libya, and Russian instructors will train Libyan pilots and special forces fighters.
Commenting on the information published by Bloomberg, the former US special envoy to Libya, Jonathan Weiner, noted that the American authorities take it “very seriously”. “If Russia gets ports in the Mediterranean, it will give it the opportunity to spy on the entire European Union,” Weiner emphasized.