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The Washington Post: Russians arrested in Libya on charges of espionage work for Russian company”Wagner”

The Washington Post reported that Russians detained by the GNA for espionage , work for the Kremlin-linked security company Wagner, which “played a broader role in the ongoing conflict in the country.”

Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga said during a visit to Washington that the Russians in their custody had met Saif Gaddafi, and that Russia’s long-standing goal was to restore the former regime to power

A Western official told the newspaper, without revealing his identity that the Russian government was putting “a lot of pressure” on the GNA to free the detained Russians, adding that what Russia is doing now in Libya is part of the dirty war approach used before in Ukraine and elsewhere According to the newspaper

It worth noting that the US State Department, in a statement last Thursday called on Hiftir to end his offensive on Tripoli, and condemned the Russian intervention in Libya

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