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EU seeks to sink ships carrying directly into the ports of Libya. But Russia made clear that it would veto any such a resolution at the United Nations, writes Financial Times.
So French President Francois Hollande said that the EU would seek permission from the UN to destroy the ships of migrants carriers.
"Carriers detention and arresting of these ships - is one thing - He said Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov - but their destruction - is an over-step. " He added that the sinking ship without a court order and the consent of the country whose flag they go, would be "contrary to the applicable rules of international law."
As the newspaper notes, Moscow's position sounds in unison with the broader concerns that are shared by some politicians in the European Union, Washington , the United Kingdom and the United Nations regarding the reasonableness and validity of the intervention in the situation taking place in the ports of Libya, given the lack of intelligence and high risk during military operations.