Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, has called out the apparent apathy displayed by numerous Western countries towards the catastrophe that has befallen Libya.
In remarks broadcast by Russia Today, Kadyrov asserted, “Libya is experiencing one of its most challenging periods. The recent flooding has resulted in the death, injury, or disappearance of tens of thousands, with entire cities and towns submerged.”
Despite the circulation of heart-wrenching images from Libya globally, Kadyrov lamented the international community’s seemingly lacklustre response. He stressed, “Many Western nations have shown near-total indifference to the tragedy witnessed in this Islamic region. The hypocrisy of these so-called democratic nations hasn’t surprised us for some time. We vividly remember the avid involvement of NATO countries in Libya, when they relentlessly bombed it, justifying their actions as wanting to assist the Libyan people.”
Kadyrov placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the United States, and NATO. “Today’s tragedy is also a result of the US and NATO alliance’s policies, which thrust Libya into chaos and destruction 12 years ago. As a result, the nation’s development was stunted, leaving its infrastructure in shambles.”
He emphasized that “if a similar situation had occurred in Europe, media outlets would be clamouring about it. Every available resource would be deployed for rescue operations.”
Highlighting Russia’s prompt response to Libya’s distress call, Kadyrov stated that Russia “offered significant aid from the early days of the disaster.” He affirmed Chechnya’s “continuous communication with Libyan leadership, and its readiness to provide necessary assistance to those affected by the floods, contrasting this with Western nations’ actions. We have always been and remain a trusted friend to Libya. We will always offer any possible help to those finding themselves in dire situations.”