Tag Archives | Russia

Is Putin getting serious on Libya?

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the last few weeks, apart from the usual Syrian track, Libya has dominated Russia’s Middle Eastern agenda. On Nov. 12, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev led the Russian delegation to Italy […]

Russia sends signal on Libya by hosting Hifter

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On  Nov. 7, the chief commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hifter [Haftar], who also represents the government in Tobruk, visited Moscow for a meeting with Russian Defense Minister […]

Libyan Rivals meet for Conference in Palermo

By John Lee. A conference on the future of Libya opened on Monday in Palermo, Italy. Italy’s premier Giuseppe Conte hosted a meeting of Libya’s rival leaders on Tuesday on the sidelines of a conference. Other leaders attending include French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Sources: AP, Italian Foreign Ministry)

China, Russia Abstain on Libya Sanctions Experts Panel

The UN Security Council has granted a mandate extension to the Panel of Experts on Libya Sanctions. Voting to extend, until 15 February 2020, the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of oil from Libya, the Security Council decided that perpetrators of gender-based violence may also be subject to […]

Commentary: Can Russia make a Positive Change in Libya?

By Grigory Lukyanov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Speculations over increased Russian military presence in Libya entailed a new round of debate over Russia’s goals in the Middle East North Africa region. As Al-Monitor reported last week, the report by […]

Reports of Russian Troops in Libya Spark Controversy

By Maxim A. Suchkov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russia is believed to have been deploying dozens of troops to Libya over the last few days. The story, first reported by The Sun, sheds light on what the British media […]

NOC and Gazprom discuss Cooperation

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, met Mr Sergey Tumanov, Managing Director of Gazprom International, on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow, to discuss joint co-operation between the two companies. Mr Tumanov provided an update on Gazprom’s planned exploration activities in Libya; to be reactivated via its 2007 exploration and […]

NOC discusses Cooperation with Russia’s Rosgeo

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has met with Mr Roman Panov, Chairman and CEO of Rosgeo, on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week conference, to discuss areas of possible cooperation between the two companies. Mr Panov outlined Rosgeo’s oil service capabilities and drilling equipment at their disposal, including light equipment used for […]