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Russia 'Disturbed' on Libya

BRUSSELS — Russia is "deeply disturbed" about NATO's aerial campaign in Libya because it has overstepped the intent of the UN resolution that authorized the strikes, a diplomat said Tuesday.

Attacks on nonmilitary targets such as the main television station and Tripoli Airport call into question NATO's ability to implement the resolution that authorized the use of force to protect civilians, the diplomat said on condition of anonymity in keeping with his job's rules.

He said Russia is "deeply disturbed by the destruction of infrastructure and especially power supplies on territory controlled by the government."

NATO denied Tuesday that it was overstepping its mandate.


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