Ukrainian “weapon baron” that supplied Libyan militants suddenly liquidated in Iran

The plane crash that took place in Tehran took away the life of a Ukrainian citizen, who was implicated in the supply of military equipment components to groups that sided with the so-called Libyan Government of National Accord.

This was told by the head of the Fund for the Protection of National Values ​​of Russia, Alexander Malkevich.

UIA’s Boeing-737 aircraft with the route Tehran-Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in the Iranian capital. All 168 passengers and 9 crew members on board were killed.

According to Malkevich, among the passengers there was also a citizen of Ukraine Elena Malakh, who was the director of Skyaviatrans. This company provided its IL-76 aircraft allegedly for deliveries to Libya of humanitarian aid of the Red Cross and Red Crescent from Turkey. In fact, on board there was a component for military equipment, intended for militants of the Government of National Accord. The plane was destroyed in August last year in the Libyan city of Misurata. At the same time, the UN did not confirm official information about the cargo.

As reported by News Front, earlier President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to intervene in the situation, speaking on the side of the government formed after the Libyan coup. However, the first steps in this campaign were not successful. So, the anti-aircraft defense forces of the LNA were shot down by the Turkish Air Force UAV, which carried out an air mission against the Haftar forces.

The Libyan crisis began in 2011. Then, during the armed coup, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, which entailed the creation of dual power in the country. So, in Tripoli, with the support of the West, the so-called Government of National Accord was formed, which refused to recognize the Libyan parliament in the city of Tobruk, who nominated General Haftar for the post of commander.

In April, Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli with the goal of ending dual power in the country. In response, the Government of National Consent sent controlled gangs. None of the parties succeeded, but they could not be seated at the negotiating table.