13 February 2013, 06:44

Civilians killed by NATO ignored - Churkin

Civilians killed by NATO ignored - Churkin

The killing of civilians due to NATO’s bombing of Libya is still being overlooked. This was announced by Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, speaking at an open debate held at the UN Security Council.

The diplomat said that this was not just a question of compliance with the Security Council mandate to protect civilians, but also "elementary ethical rules, which required an apology and financial compensation."

The death of civilians during NATO’s operation Allied Defender, whose aim was to support the rebels fighting the army of Muammar Gaddafi, has been the subject of several major investigations.

The deaths of at least 60 people in the NATO bombings has been confirmed by an independent international commission established by the UN Human Rights Council.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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