Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya

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The day before the addition of presidential powers Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree abolishing the embargo on arms supplies to Libya. According to the document, "all state agencies under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation" in their activities proceed from the fact that the earlier measures provided for by Presidential Decree shall not apply "to the sale, supply or transfer of Libyan arms and related materiel of all types, as well as the provision of training and the provision of technical, financial and other assistance intended solely to assist the Libyan authorities to ensure the security or disarmament. "
The embargo does not apply to the sale, supply or transfer of Libyan small arms, light weapons and related materiel, temporarily imported into this country, "solely for the use of UN personnel, media personnel, humanitarian workers." Delivery or transfer of the said Libyan weapons may be carried out only under the condition that Russia notified the Committee of the Security Council of the UN and the "committee did not take a negative decision within five working days from the date of receipt of such notice." The embargo was introduced by presidential decree of March 9, 2011 "on measures to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1970 of 26 February 2011," recalls agency "Interfax. "

Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree also directed the financial and economic embargo imposed on transactions with funds, financial assets and economic resources "available in the territory of the Russian Federation on February 26, 2011 — the date of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1970 — or at any time thereafter, that are owned or under the control of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Foreign Bank "as well as the means of oil company" Zueytina. "

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