Russia regrets armed intervention in Libya

19th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Russia regrets the armed intervention by foreign forces in Libya, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement Saturday.

"In Moscow we regret this armed intervention within UN resolution 1973 which was adopted in haste," he said.

The statement also called for a ceasefire in the north African country as soon as possible.

"We are convinced that bloodshed must be quickly stopped and that Libyans must talk to each other if the internal conflict in Libya is to be settled permanently," said Lukashevich.

A French war plane earlier Saturday opened fire on a vehicle in Libya as it enforced a UN resolution calling for a no-fly zone and protection of rebels from Moamer Kadhafi's forces.

© 2011 AFP

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