Friday, 12 August 2011

Medvedev backs Libya sanctions

President Dmitry Medvedev gave his backing to a UN Security Council resolution which authorized international military action in Libya.

In a decree posted on the Kremlin’s website on Friday, Medvedev banned all Libyan flights in Russian air space with the exception of humanitarian flights and authorized searches of ships for weapons or military personnel.

The decree also bans all financial operations involving the assets of Gaddafi and members of his family and his aides.

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