Russian mercenaries have invaded the largest oil field in Libya El-Sharara. This was announced by the national oil Corporation of Libya (National Oil Corporation, NOC) on the page in Facebook.
It is noted that the oil Corporation of Libya is deeply concerned about the presence of Russian and other foreign mercenaries in the field. It is known that in the evening of 25 June 2020, the convoy of vehicles pulled onto the field and met with representatives of protection of objects of NOC. The Chairman of the petroleum Corporation said that “Libyan oil destined for the Libyan people”, rejecting all attempts of foreigners to prevent the resumption of oil production.
17 June, the African command of the US Armed forces stated that on the side of the Libyan national army (LNA) field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot are fighting two thousand fighters of private military companies (PMCs) Wagner.
PMC Wagner — unofficial armed groups, which is associated with the Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. It is believed that his mercenaries provided security in several African countries. According to some reports, they also took part in the fighting in the Donbass, Syria and was heading to Sudan to support President Omar al-Bashir.
On 9 June it was reported that a mysterious armed forces invaded the El-Sharara, trying to stop its production. Then the field came in some force under the leadership of commander Muhammad Khalifa, who is the head of “protection of oil installations in the South”. He immediately ordered to stop production. Oil Corporation at the same time force their employees to continue working. Presumably, the attack could take the power of the Haftarot.
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