RUSSIA STEPS UP SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTOR IN LIBYA AS ARMS EMBARGO FAILS

On 3 September, Defence Web reported that Russia has stepped up its logistic support for private military contractor Wagner Group in Libya with some 338 military cargo flights from Syria in the 9 months to the end of July to aid Wagner fighters backing eastern-based Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, according to a UN report.  The report also found that Turkey, the UAE, Jordan, Russia, and Qatar breached an arms embargo on Libya, and says that the arms embargo remains totally ineffective.

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/security/national-security/russia-steps-up-support-for-private-military-contractor-in-libya-un-report/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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