Remarks to the Press by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia after Security Council consultations on the Middle East
Q: Ambassador, will you tell us why you broke silence on Libya?
A: I will not tell you the details, but basically – because this resolution does not take into account our concerns and our vision of how it should be. That is it.
Q: Is that because of the section on mercenaries?
A: There are a few sections of the resolution that are of our concern. We discussed it today in the Security Council, and decided to continue our discussions of that resolution.
Q: Just to be clear: are there Russian mercenaries in Libya?
A: There are a lot of FTFs (foreign terrorist fighters) in Libya. What do you mean by mercenaries?
Q: Russian security personnel operating in Libya.
A: Not that I know. Ask those who know.