Photo: Costas Baltas / Reuters
The unstable situation in Libya may lead to the fact that about 800 thousand citizens of this country and within its territory migrants may be sent to the European banks, especially in Italy, Prime Minister of the national consensus government of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj. Reported by the Daily Mail.
Among those who will travel from Libya to the shores of Italy, may be the terrorists, said al-Sarraj. The statement was made in connection with the attack on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot.
The interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini said that despite the fact that the country continues to participate in the de-escalation of the conflict, all ports of Italy will remain closed for illegal migrants, and terrorists, reports ANSA.
In turn, the Minister of infrastructure and transport of Italy Danilo Toninelli noted that in case of further escalation of the conflict in Libya and the sharp increase in the number of immigrants to all EU countries will have to open its ports for them. He was supported and Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the “Movement 5 stars”. According to him, the decision to close the ports of Italy to 2018 was situational, and if Libya will begin a full-scale war, then migrants become refugees, and by international standards they will need to take, writes Affari Italiani.
The commander of the Libyan national army, Marshal Haftar ordered the troops to launch an offensive on Tripoli on April 4. In his address to the army, he said that “the time has come to liberate Tripoli from the rebels and terror.”
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out. Was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which includes France, USA, UK and other countries. Currently, Libya is in a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament supporting the Haftarot, in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government declared Marshal a war criminal.
In 2015, due to the multiple increase in the flow of refugees and illegal migrants to the EU from countries in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and the unwillingness of the EU to their acceptance and distribution has arisen the European migration crisis. Just for 2015 the EU has arrived, according to various estimates, from 1 to 1.8 million refugees and illegal migrants. About 2.6 thousand migrants died on the way to Europe in the crash of a boat in the Mediterranean sea.
Video, photo All from Russia.