Russia calls for halt to Libya attack

March 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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MOSCOW, March 20 (UPI) -- Russia Sunday called on U.S. and European forces to stop the "indiscriminate" attack on Libya.

"The reports say that during air raids on Libya strikes were also delivered on non-military facilities. ... As a result, 48 civilians are reported dead and over 150 wounded," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the RIA Novosti news agency.

"In this connection, we are calling on the respective states to halt the indiscriminate use of force," the Kremlin said.

Russia abstained during the vote on the U.N. Security Council resolution that authorized a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

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