Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Articles & Testimony
Moscow has intervened for self-serving reasons and claims neutrality despite clearly picking a side.
The United States imposed additional sanctions on the Russian mercenary Wagner Group on July 15, after saying it had solid evidence the unit had planted landmines “indiscriminately” around the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Moscow stresses its commitment to a diplomatic solution in Libya while building local alliances, currently with mixed success: the eastern forces it backs have retreated from Tripoli, faced by Turkish military support for the opposing UN-recognised government...