The macron, called the mistake the French participation in the invasion of Libya in 2011
ROME, 21 Jun — RIA Novosti, Alexander Logunov. The President of France Emmanuel macron said the participation of the armed forces in operations in Libya in 2011 and warns against a repetition of this scenario in Syria.
“I will end this form of neoconservatism, which was imported to France 10 years ago. Democracy can not bring outside without involving the people. France was not involved in the war in Iraq, and was this right. But she was wrong to engage in war in Libya. What were the outcomes of these invasions? Destroyed countries in which terrorist groups thrive. I don’t want that to happen in Syria,” he said in an interview for European media, a fragment of which was published by the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.
In mid-February 2011 in Libya began mass demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of the ruling the country for more than 40 years of Muammar Qaddafi, which later escalated into armed confrontation between government forces and rebels. Most of the countries of the West have evacuated the staff of its missions, NATO in the same year launched an air campaign in Libya.
After the overthrow and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011 in the country there is a duality: on the one hand, elected at the General election the Parliament sitting in Tobruk in the East of the country, with another — the Pro-Islamic General national Congress in Tripoli. However, a number of areas of Libya in General is not controlled by the Central authorities, and the country is full of active militants (banned in Russia).