Russia concerned over instability in Libya - Foreign Ministry

Moscow is concerned over the armed incident in Libya's Benghazi where about 30 people have died and about a hundred have been injured, says a commentary of the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department.

Moscow is concerned over the armed incident in Libya's Benghazi where about 30 people have died and about a hundred have been injured, says a commentary of the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department.

"Remaining foreign political instability and pressing security problems in Libya are a natural source of serious concern. Supporting the country's progress along the path of democratic renovations, we urge the Libyan sides to show self-control and good sense and step up efforts towards broad national consent on the future state model of post-conflict Libya," said the commentary published on the ministry's website on Monday.

"That requires an efficient state administration, including law enforcement authorities, and the soonest re-integration into a peaceful life for former insurgents with due account of interests and aspirations of all citizens of the country without an exception," it added.

A protest action near the headquarters of the first brigade of the Libya Shield force in the second largest Libyan city, Benghazi, on June 8 developed into clashes between local residents, Libya Shield members and the police.

A new outbreak of violence involving former opposition fighters caused a public outcry in Libya. The country had three-day mourning. Libyan Armed Forces General Staff Chief Youssef al-Mangoush resigned, the commentary said.

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