Russia's delegate to the United Nations: Any legal breach of
the "IRINI" operation will undermine peace efforts in Libya.Published On(2020-05-30 16:07:00)
New York, 30.05.2020 - Lana - Russia's permanent representative to
the United Nations, "Vasily Nebenzia", confirmed on Thursday that the
European Union had informed Moscow by launching the "IRINI" operation
in the Mediterranean; In order to monitor the UN arms embargo
resolution imposed on Libya.
"Nebenzia" said in a statement, it is expected that this process will
fully comply with international law, Security Council Resolution 2292
and its area of operations to cover the entire length of the Libyan
The Russian delegate stated that any imbalance in such a sensitive
issue - in reference to compliance with international law and
Security Council resolutions - may undermine international efforts to
establish a dialogue between the opposing Libyan parties.
"Nebenzia" also called on the European Union to continue contacts
with all Libyan conflict parties, and take all factors affecting
Libyan affairs into account during next June, when the time comes to
take a decision on extending the inspection regime on the high seas
The Council of the European Union had decided earlier to appoint the
Italian Admiral "Ituri Sochi", commander of the force of the naval
military operation in the Mediterranean "IRINI", to monitor the UN
Security Council resolution banning the supply of weapons to Libya.