|found on : http://www.taiwannews.com.tw
2011-03-20 09:40 PM
The statement issued by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said the air strikes exceed the mandate of the U.N. Security Council resolution, which approved a no-fly zone and authorized all necessary measures to protect civilians.
The spokesman said the U.S. and European air raids have hit non-military targets in the Libyan capital and three other cities. As a result, he said 48 civilians are reported dead and more than 150 wounded, while a medical center was partially destroyed.
Russia also announced Sunday that it was evacuating some of its diplomatic staff and other citizens from Tripoli.