Against whom will Libya use these weapons? And to what end? Russia continues its short-sighted aid for states that are now enabling or abetting jihad activity, or that are likely to do so if events keep moving in the direction they’re moving in now.
Libya has struck a deal to buy Russian arms worth almost two billion dollars, Russian news agencies quoted Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, as saying.
“Yesterday (Friday), a contract worth $1.8bn was signed. It does not only involve firearms”, Putin was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti and Interfax on Saturday.
The Russian prime minister did not specify the type of arms or military equipment involved in the deal.
But a Russian diplomatic source told Interfax on Tuesday, however, that Libya wanted to acquire 20 fighter planes, at least two S-300 air defence systems, several dozen T-90C tanks and other arms….