Russia says ceasefire best way to protect Libyans

March 22, 2011 15:07

MOSCOW - Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Tuesday that an immediate ceasefire would be the best way to protect civilians in Libya.

After a meeting with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Serdyukov said Russia believes "that an immediate cease-fire and a dialogue between the belligerent parties is the surest path to the reliable security of civilians."

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