The European Union is preparing to send ground troops to Libya

The European Union is preparing to send ground troops to LibyaEuropean Alliance seeks to use the humanitarian operation, which is scheduled to deploy troops in the besieged town of Misrata Gadhafi as an excuse to use ground forces to resolve the conflict in the African country. Operation may start in the coming few days. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) has changed its previous stance, saying that military forces should play a leading role in this conflict.

April 1 European Union has made its military purpose (EUFOR) Tipo humanitarian aid. It looks like the first Fri deployment of the operation will be the third-largest Libyan town of Misurata. The scale of the operation can be simply extended. Within a few weeks the city suffered from saturated attacks. In the last week, the city received more than 600 tons of food from the Global Food applets (World Food Program), which is rather to supply more than 40 thousand people for a month. Turkey is already beginning to measures to evacuate civilians individuals.

EUFOR in Rome has its headquarters under the command of Italian Rear Admiral Claudio Gaudosi (Claudio Gaudosi). The EU has two battle groups of 1,500 people, which can be transferred to Libya in a few days.

April 7, EU Commissioner for external policy chief Catherine Ashton (Catherine Ashton) officially notified the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Ban Ki-moon), that the EU is "ready to act." This is an appeal to the United Nations, that this international organization has asked the EU to take part in the settlement of the Libyan conflict. Another EU bureaucrat said that "everyone knows that in the coming days are something must be done, and we can not wait frisky mobilize international community."

Who is to be held meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the European Union in Luxembourg, which discuss the plan adopted at a meeting of the foreign ministers of NATO in Berlin.

The UN called for "a temporary cessation of hostilities" in Libya to evacuate foreign workers and Libyans who want to leave the country. If it does not, perhaps, be followed by the prosecution in the address regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi), that he threw a "challenge to the world community," and to use the event as a casus belli-for the beginning of the military intervention.

The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, which, apart from the creation of a no-fly zone, permits the introduction of "all necessary measures" for the final settlement of the conflict in Libya.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Steffen Seibert (Steffen Seibert) on Friday said that the German troops "will be available for the humanitarian mission." "If there is a similar request from the United Nations, we are, of course, we will not shy away from his responsibility," said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Guido Westerwelle (Guido Westerwelle) at a meeting of the Bundestag last Friday.

Last week, the commander of U.S. Africa Command and served as commander of the military operation in Libya before the transfer of the functions of NATO forces, General Carter Ham (Carter Ham), speaking at a hearing of the committee on international relations in the Senate warned that the ground operation in Libya generate aggressive behavior in Africa. Unlike France, Italy and Qatar, Washington has not officially recognized the opposition as the legitimate government of Libya and today refuses to arm the rebels. After the transfer of operational command of the operation to NATO forces armed forces of the United States reduced its naval presence in the conflict zone from 11 to 3 warships, and the number of aircraft involved in the operation, reduced from 170 to 90.

The head of the African Union, the President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema (Teodoro Obiang Nguema) expressed open support for Gaddafi and claimed to finish the foreign interference in the internal Libyan conflict. "I believe that prepyadstviya in Libya should be resolved inside the country, and not through foreign intervention, which at first glance would seem to humanitarian action. We have beheld it in Iraq, "said Nguema.

It also reported that the first tanker under the Liberian flag, set sail from the port, controlled by the Libyan rebels with one million barrels of oil on board the cost of 112 million dollars, took a course in China. The last Minister of Energy Libya Omar Fathi Ben Shatvan (Omar Fathi Ben Shatwan), who defected to Malta, said that in the long term, our homeland and China, the government has not supported the rebels have lost the opportunity to participate in the development of oil and gas fields in Libya. "The new Libyan democracy will cooperate with those countries that have helped her," said a brief the minister.

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