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EU, UK sanction Russian Businessman over Libya activites

By John Lee. Both the European Union and the United Kingdom have placed sanctions on Kremlin insider Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, who is allegedly responsible for significant foreign mercenary activity in Libya and multiple breaches of the UN arms embargo. According to the EU's claim, Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close links, including financially, to […]

Video: "Why Russian Mercenaries seized control of Key Oilfield"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country's oil exports, starving the country of much-needed money. Moscow's backing of Haftar, a […]

Russia, Wagner Group "Continue Military Involvement in Libya"

U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. Wagner, also known as the Wagner Group, is a Russian private military company. […]

NOC: Deterioration of Security Situation in Gulf of Sirte

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is deeply concerned at the serious deterioration in the security situation in areas surrounding oil facilities in the Gulf of Sirte. Violent Clashes took place over the past 48 hours in the Brega region, only hundreds of meters away from oil tanks, between armed groups called Al-Saiqa and the Petroleum […]

NOC Deeply Concerned at Potential for Military Escalation

NOC deeply concerned at potential for military escalation, deployment of foreign mercenaries at oil installations Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) today said is deeply concerned at reports of the increasing likelihood of an intensification of the military conflict, potentially extending to oil and gas facilities. NOC condemns the deployment of Wagner Group, Syrian and Janjaweed […]

Russia, Wagner "Complicating Libyan Ceasefire Efforts"

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte […]

US "Regrets Foreign Interference Against Libya's Economy"

After several days of intense diplomatic activity aimed at allowing the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital and apolitical work as a way of defusing military tensions, the U.S. Embassy regrets that foreign-backed efforts against Libya's economic and financial sectors have impeded progress and heightened the risk of confrontation. Incursions by Wagner mercenaries […]

US warns Haftar over Wagner Group

On July 1, the U.S. Government and representatives of the LNA met virtually for discussions on militia demobilization. Battlefield developments and progress in the UN-facilitated 5+5 talks have created a renewed opportunity and an imperative to address issues related to militias across Libya. In keeping with U.S. policy of active neutrality on Libya, this meeting […]