In defiance to western powers, Russia courts eastern military man with arms deal

Russia has stepped up its military presence in the Mediterranean by showing off its military support for the eastern forces of the rogue General, Khalifa Haftar, thus kicking the door open and entering Libya’s conflict by arms deals signed with Haftar in a crystal clear challenge to the western powers, according to a report by the UK’s The Times.

According to the report, Haftar discussed the arms deal with high profile Russian officials onboard the Russian aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, including the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu.

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