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Libya on verge of civil war - Medvedev

2011-03-03 22:08

Moscow - Libya is on the verge of civil war, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, in one of the starkest warnings yet by a world leader over the situation in the country.

"This is an extreme situation," he told Russia's Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to state news agency ITAR-TASS.

"Libya was and is on the verge of civil war and our main task was to save our people there [Russian citizens]", he said praising the operation to evacuate Russians from Libya.

"During such events [such as in Libya] there is usually a complete disorganisation in the management of the state. And this is what we are seeing," he added.

Comments
  • JMan - 2011-03-03 22:37

    ON the verge....?

      Richard - 2011-03-03 22:45

      Indeed - on the verge. Those bombing runs in the Sukhoi-22 and the 14.5mm AA rounds being belted off must have all just to fill a few minutes of war correspondents film footage - courtesy of both sides. Should be all back to normal in Libya soon Mr Medvedev. But then when you consider what Russia did in Chechnya I suppose the southern Med coast must look like a picnic.

  • sarahmln28 - 2011-03-04 02:18

    Isaiah 19:4

      Flinger - 2011-03-04 10:39

      Egypt?

  • onetickie - 2011-03-04 05:44

    Lybia is not "on the verge of civil war" it is "in the middle" of a civil war already!

      Flinger - 2011-03-04 10:39

      Nonsense poopie pants

  • Gorilla - 2011-03-04 08:56

    ummm - newsflash. Libya is busy having a civil war... it's started already. This guy's not too bright?

  • Byron Nicholas - 2011-03-04 10:22

    What requirements have to be met for the current conflict to be regarded as a civil war, because I thought that they were already in a civil war

  • Ares - 2011-03-04 11:19

    Well, oil prices will go up anyway, but muslims killing each other? Now THATS worth reading about.

      tommy 2 - 2011-03-04 12:06

      @Ares Enjoy it for now until,they turn on you.

      Ares - 2011-03-04 12:26

      I'll take my chances. Thanks for the headsup... you rock dude..

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