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Press service of the Libyan National Army accidentally leaked footage that show Wagner PMC chief Yevgeny Prigozhin at meeting between Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
مكتب الاعلام - القيادة العامة للقوات المسلحة الليبية
Published on Nov 7, 2018
مشاهد من لحظة وصول القائد العام للقوات المسلحة العربية الليبية المشير خليفة حفتر إلى مقر وزارة الدفاع الروسية في العاصة موسكو ولقائه بوزير الدفاع سيرغي شويغو
Information Office - General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces
Published on Nov 7, 2018
Scenes from the moment of the arrival of the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces Marshal Khalifa Hafter to the headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow and his meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shweigo
Lenta.ru translated for your convenience with Google services
The press service of the Libyan National Army on November 7 published a video of the arrival of its commander-in-chief, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, for talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu . Novaya Gazeta also drew attention to the video.
The video shows how the delegation headed by Haftar arrives for negotiations. Marshal is met by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov . They enter the building and then pass into the hall past the restaurateur Eugene Prigogine , who is the alleged owner of the so-called private military company (PMC) Wagner, who is standing near the door.
As Interfax reported with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the course of the negotiations issues of combating international terrorism and solving the crisis in Libya were discussed. It was also reported about the possibility of Haftar meeting with President Vladimir Putin , but the schedule of the head of state did not allow it, said the press secretary of the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov .
In October, RBC , citing sources in the Ministry of Defense, reported on the transfer of a Russian military contingent to Libya. It was noted that the presence of Moscow is associated with interests in the oil and gas sector; The Sun, referring to a source in the British government, wrote that Russia is thus trying to influence the West.
Yevgeny Prigogine - Russian restaurateur, owner of the catering business. In the institutions of the businessman several times held events with the participation of Vladimir Putin. The president himself said that he knew Prigogine, but he was not in the circle of his friends.
In 2016, Prigogine came under US sanctions in connection with the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine. In addition, Washington has imposed restrictions on the Internet Research Agency, which is believed to be related to Prigogine’s structures, due to interference with the American elections. In addition, the businessman associated with the PMCs Wagner, participating, according to some, in the Syrian campaign.