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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 […]

Gaddafi fall cost Russia tens of blns in arms deals

Russia lost tens of billions of dollars in potential revenues from arms deals with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s fall, said the official in charge of Russia’s arms exports. Russia, the world’s No. 2 arms exporter, has frequently cited losses of $4 billion in Libyan arms contracts. “The figure of $4 billion is only nominal, the […]