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Security/Libya: Russian diplomats back in Tripoli after embassy attack

Tripoli, Libya - Russian diplomats, who left the country following an attack on their embassy in October last year, are back in Tripoli, the Russian Ambassador, Ivan Molotkov, announced here, saying that the returnees are staying in a Tripoli hotel pending when they safe accommodation.

'Most of the diplomats, administration official and technicians who had been working at the embassy before 2 October have returned,' the Russian diplomat said in an interview with the Russian news agency, Itar-Tass.

According to the Russian diplomat, 'the execution of projects involving the two countries depends on the ability of the Libyan authorities to ensure the safety of Russian nationals on its soil.'

PANA reported that the Russian embassy was attacked last October by gunmen, a situation that prompted Russian authorities to evacuate their diplomatic staff.

Pana 13/02/2014