Russia calls NATO's latest airstrike in Tripoli violation of UN resolution

13:50, May 26, 2011      

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called NATO's recent airstrikes of Tripoli a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.

"It is another major deviation from the UN Security Council's Resolutions 1970 and 1973," Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry's envoy on human rights, democracy and supremacy of law, said in a statement issued Wednesday.

The statement said it was obvious that the latest bombing could not stop the military confrontation in Libya but can only cause more sufferings for the civilians.

The Russian diplomat reiterated that Russia is still convinced that the situation in Libya can only be normalized by immediately halting all military action and starting political settlement processes, reported Interfax news agency.

"We are again urging all parties to follow the UN resolutions and the international humanitarian law to provide real protection to the civilian population of Libya from the threats associated with the conflict," Dolgov said.

NATO airstrikes killed 19 people and injured over 130 others in Tripoli overnight Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua
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