UNITED NATIONS: Russia on Monday called for an investigation into the "massive bombings" by NATO during last year's Libya conflict.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the call at a high- level UN Security Council meeting on the current situation in the Middle East.
"The organizations or countries that volunteered to implement Security Council resolutions must give a full account of their actions to the Council. That applies to NATO also, which, as we all know, offered to secure a no-fly zone in Libya, but in reality engaged in massive bombings," Lavrov said.
"It is sad that it is yet to begin any investigation following information about the civilian casualties caused by the massive bombings," he said, adding "We believe that the UN secretary- general should bring clarity to the matter by invoking the 2008 Joint Declaration on UN/NATO Secretariat Cooperation. "