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Ukraine to train Libyan Forensic Police

By John Lee. Ukrainian-based Ukroboronservice has won a contract to supply “device scene incident management training” for Libyan Forensic Police. The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $98,220. Founded in 1992, Ukroboronservice describes itself as “a state company which major activity is the realization of […]

Coast Guard Sinks Oil Tanker

By John Lee. The Libyan coastguard reportly shelled and sank an oil tanker near the Tunisian border on Friday. According to a report from Maritime Executive, the Comoros-flagged Goeast was loading fuel from an offshore loading pipeline off Abu Kammash when the coast guard approached and attempted to contact it to prepare for boarding and inspection; […]

Tankers Seized after Shootout at Sea

By John Lee. Libya’s coastguard has reportedly seized two foreign-flagged tankers for allegedly smuggling oil. Following an hours-long gun battle off the coast, near Zuwara, the coastguard boarded the two tankers. One vessel, the ‘Ruta‘, was flying the Ukrainian flag, while the other, the ‘Stark‘, flew the Congolese flag. (Source: Al Jazeera)

Companies Investigated for Violating Libya Arms Embargo

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal reports that a new UN report on the violations of the Libya arms embargo was submitted to the UN Security Council in January. UN investigators claim that two US-based companies broke the embargo in 2011. It also claims that the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey shipped military equipment in […]

Libya buys feed wheat, barley from Ukraine

Libya’s state grain buying agency has purchased 25,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 25,000 tonnes of feed barley from Ukraine in a tender which closed earlier in February, European traders said on Monday. About 15,000 tonnes of soymeal also included in the tender was purchased from Argentina, traders said. A tender for the same volume […]

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Foreign Ministry Still Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travels To Libya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter. “The Foreign Affairs Ministry still officially does not recommend Ukrainians to visit Libya,” he […]

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