The Russian Federation has placed special forces on the air base in Western Egypt, on the border with Libya. About it reports Reuters with reference to military and diplomatic sources in the United States and Egypt.

Sources from Egypt said that a group of Russian spetsnaz consists of 22 people. Also at the airbase was taken by a drone.

As the source of the journalists, among diplomats of the US, it could be an attempt by Russia to support the commander of the Libyan army of Caliph Haftarot.

In the Russian defense Ministry declined to comment.

“No foreign troops from any country in the territory of Egypt. It is a question of sovereignty”, – said the representative of the Egyptian army of tamer al-Rifai.

Russia has deployed special forces in Egypt – media 14.03.2017

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