Pro-governmental party United Russia believes that the solution to the problem of transit from the Kaliningrad region (former eastern Prussia, which was annexed by the USSR after World War II, Russian enclave at the Baltic Sea at present) should not infringe upon the rights of Russian nationals. The opinion was expressed by Alexander Bespalov, Chairman of the United Russia General Council, at a Moscow press conference. "This is not the problem of Russia, but of the EU," Bespalov stressed.
"Let the EU adopt a resolution that no visas should be necessary for all Russians visiting European countries," Bespalov said. According to him, the step would be "a gigantic advance of the ideas of the EU and humanism.
Bespalov regards the situation, in which the observation of rights of the EU member countries infringes upon those of others, as hypocrisy and duplicity."
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya