BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) released a new video this week that shows an alleged Russian MiG-29 jet on its way to Libya.
According to AFRICOM, they obtained video footage of a Russian aircraft moving towards Libya in May, but they did not specify where it came from.
“It is important to expose activity that is preventing Africans from achieving a stable and more secure future,” said Colonel Christopher Karns.
“Adding Russian fighter aircraft into a very complex and challenging situation in Libya, adds chaos, heightens tension, and deserves spotlighted attention. Russian officials continue to deny their involvement despite very tangible evidence,” he continued.
In the video they released, it is apparent that the aircraft is a MiG-29 jet, which is what the U.S. accused Russia of providing the Libyan National Army (LNA) recently.
NEWS: New AFRICOM website launches, more evidence of #Russian interference
Site supports multiple languages to address threats to African/U.S. interests, to include video captured by our pilots of Russian aircraft en route to #Libya in May.
Release: https://t.co/6IU6bwXB3Q pic.twitter.com/wUOwWBPDj3
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) June 5, 2020
The MiG-29 jet was reportedly transferred from Syria to Libya last month, as the Russian Ministry of Defense sent a more advanced version of the aircraft to the Arab Republic after the delivery.