Military-technical cooperation with Libya may be resumed in nearest future

The Russian Federal Service on Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS of Russia) does not rule out that military-technical cooperation with Libya may be resumed in the nearest future.

"There are still chances that military-technical cooperation with Libya will be restored," Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy director of FSVTS, told Interfax-AVN.

Dzirkaln said a serious Libyan delegation is expected to arrive in Moscow in the nearest future to determine the possible areas of Russian-Libyan military-technical cooperation. "First of all, it will be maintenance and restoration of the contracts that have been signed, but have never been implemented," Dzirkaln said.

Dzirkaln said the Libyan army has a lot of Russian and Soviet-made weapons and military equipment and it would be wrong to throw them away. "The experience of all countries shows that. It happened in Afghanistan and now it happens in Libya," added. "Everything will depend on Libya, on the stance they will take. We don't believe we have lost Libya."

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