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Europe, Russia condemn 'use of force' in Libya
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
AFP

BRUSSELS - Europe and Russia on Thursday strongly condemned "the use of force against civilians" in Libya and urged respect for human rights and international law, the European Commission said.

A joint EU-Russia statement, to be officially released later Thursday, states that the two sides "condemn and consider unacceptable the use of military force to break up peaceful demonstrations."

Signed during a visit to Brussels by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the statement says "in particular we strongly condemn the use of force against civilians in Libya."

It also expressed regret over the loss of lives and urged all parties involved to ensure the safety of civilians and respect human rights and international law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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