Kremlin responds to Washington: no forces in Libya; we will continue to support Syrian regime

The Kremlin denied the presence of Russian forces in Libya, noting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had not issued an order to do so, and he also responded to US President Donald Trump's statements on Syria, stressing continued military support to the regime forces

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: Russian President Vladimir Putin has not issued an order to send Russian troops to Libya.

Peskov added in response to a press question on Monday: "Vladimir Putin, the commander-in-chief of the Russian armed forces, did not send troops to Libya, and no order was issued in this regard." He added: "There are no Russian forces in Libya."

In response to a request to comment on the BBC's talk in a report, that an officer may have been killed in Libya, and that his burial took place in Orenburg district, in central Russia, Peskov said he knew nothing of it.

Regarding the situation in Syria, Peskov said: "The Russian advisers and the Russian armed forces continue to support the Syrian armed forces in their war against terrorism, and we regret the intensification of the activities of these terrorists in Idlib."

The Kremlin's statements on Syria came in response to the speech of US President Donald Trump as White House spokesman Judd Deir, commenting on the phone call between President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, explained that "President Trump told his Turkish counterpart: The United States wants to Russia stops supporting the atrocities committed by the Assad regime (in Idlib).


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