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Libya cease-fire 'failed completely,' says Russian Foreign Ministry

A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry blamed foreign interference for the prolonged conflict in Libya.
A policeman and a man inspect a passenger plane damaged by shelling at Tripoli's Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Libya May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny - RC2MLG9IHJ7J

The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate despite a cease-fire declared in January, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Friday.

“The cease-fire declared in January failed completely. The fighting resumed at full scale,” said Zakharova, according to the state-controlled TASS news agency. “Thanks to massive outside aid, the balance of powers has changed.” 

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