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Analysis – Russia Uses Libya’s Partition To Gain Control Of Its Mediterranean Ports

Analysis – Russia uses Libya’s partition to gain control of its Mediterranean ports

Tripoli, Libya (PortSEurope) May 4, 2020 – The year-long siege of Tripoli, seat of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), by the forces of General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar has intensified of late, raising again the issue of Russia’s ambitions to control Libya’s deep-water ports of Tobruk and Derna after a possible partition of the country. But it looks like Haftar is facing the most difficult period in an otherwise successful fight with Tripoli’s government as…

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