A number of Russian experts have reportedly arrived in Libya’s eastern region to support Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation forces, The New Arab reported Tuesday.
The newspaper added that the Russian assistance is accompanied by Egyptian and Emirati support.
Reliable Libyan sources were quoted saying that the Russian experts had arrived in the areas where Haftar’s forces are in control.
“There are tens of them and they are specialized in different war-related fields.” The source added, saying that those were the first group out of other ones as per an agreement between Haftar and Russian officials.
It also explained that the agreement aims to refresh Haftar’s forces, renew the weapons system they have, and overhaul the air and naval defense systems.
The Libyan-Russian ties have been woven by the Emirati and Egyptian assistance recently, and numerous meetings between the Tobruk government and Russian officials have taken place in Cairo for a year.
Russian-Libyan military deals just shy of $3 million are on the table according to the same sources.