Russia has no plans to carry out air strikes in Libya, a stronghold of extremist militants, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.


“This is not in our plans. We have had no requests of this kind from the government of Libya … and there is no government of Libya as such,” Lavrov told a news conference during a visit to Italy.


Lavrov also said Russia sees a U.S.-led coalition hitting ISIS militants in Syria as a potentially effective partner in the Arab republic.




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