The Independent said that the UAE’s ambitions in Libya have been threatened by the growth of Russian interference in the country, and it is expected that Abu Dhabi will experience the largest strategic trick in the region.
The report, published by the British newspaper The Independent, said that the UAE, which supports the war criminal Khalifa Haftar, is facing a strategic shift in light of Moscow’s aspiration for more influence that could bring Balubal to the ambitions of Abu Dhabi.
The report indicated that Russian President Vladimir Putin turned his attention to Libya in the context of his endeavor to threaten “NATO” after its superiority over the West in Syria, and expected that the Russian presence there would be the greatest harm to the interests of Egypt and the Emirates.
He stated that what is happening in Libya is a new round of the Middle East chess game, in which Washington appears to be on the defensive again.
The report pointed out that American officials and reports revealed that the Russians are accumulating troops, weapons and mercenaries, adding that it appears above all that the Russians are setting up bases in Libya for a strategic bilateral with the Turks along the lines of the rules that were followed very well in the division of influence between the two countries in Syria, which left the president The American Donald Trump seems stupid.
The report considered Libya as further evidence that the policy of inaction that the Trump administration is seeking to pursue is the largest strategic asset owned by Putin, who is trying to ensure that Moscow is filling the vacuum in leadership left by the Trump policy.
He said that after four years of support for retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, Russia had introduced drones, artillery, and ground forces to shape the end result of the war in Libya. Beyond its veto over any possible decision on Libya, Russia is trying to block NATO from the south, and this strategic move has certainly worried Europe.
Also, Russia, in its endeavor to prepare a foothold in Libya, is currently looking for an opportunity to reach strategic Libyan ports on the Mediterranean to open the way for further expansion of its influence in Africa, and to influence the flow of African migrants towards Europe, and this is one of the problems of Europe that Russia wants Enjoying some ability to influence it, in addition to returning Libya to the era of the late Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as a market full of Russian weapons, the author says.
He added it was wrong to think that Russia was targeting in Libya support for Haftar’s forces. In fact, the report says that Moscow is playing a dual game on both sides of the Libyan regime and is locked in it carefully, waiting for the ultimately victorious party to ally with it.
He drew attention to what he called a new transformation in the conflict in Libya, which could turn into a dangerous partnership between Moscow and Ankara, woven into the manner of their joint strategy in Syria that aimed at deporting everyone and dividing the spoils between them.
He said that Turkey supports what can still be described as a recognized Syrian opposition from the West against Assad, and has thrown its weight behind a Libyan government backed by the West against another strongman who is deploying a military force to control large cities, but as is the case in northern Syria, the Western hesitation It could mean that Moscow and Ankara will wield great influence.
With money and military hardware, the UAE supports the militia of Haftar in its attack on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, against the internationally recognized government in an effort to serve Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to gain influence and plunder the country’s resources and wealth.
Observers point out that the international community has not moved a finger against the crimes of Haftar and Abu Dhabi’s support for it, nor did it move to protect civilians in Libya, or put an end to the crimes of Haftar and those who support him from the countries, particularly the UAE, despite the fact that the United Nations affirmed throughout the past four years that Haftar killed civilians, and certain countries were involved In providing him with weapons and equipment, including Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
Observers are talking about Western countries, including the United States and France, with the backdrop of the UAE moving behind the scenes to prevent the hand of justice from reaching Haftar, in order to preserve its own interests.