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"Russian line Maginot": Western press appreciated the fortified area in Libya

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The withdrawal of "foreign mercenaries" from Libya was supposed to be completed by January 23, but the ceasefire agreement was completely ignored. “Specialists of a narrow profile” continue to operate in the country: on the one hand, Turks and anti-government Syrian militias, on the other, Russian “contractors”, Sudanese, Chadian and Syrian mercenaries. In total, according to UN estimates, about 20 thousand foreigners are taking part in the Libyan conflict, who occupy 10 military bases.


"Russian line Maginot"


This is written on the pages of the Italian edition of Analisi Difesa. As indicated, up to 10 Syrians under the command of Turkish officers are mainly based in Misrata and Al-Watya; Russians, as well as African and Syrian mercenaries are stationed mainly between Sirte and the Al-Jufra base, that is, they are located on the front line of a possible resumption of hostilities.

About 3000 Russian mercenaries have built a fortified defensive line in recent weeks, covering a 120-km front from the Mediterranean coast west of Sirte to the airbase in the Al-Jufra oasis, where the MiG-29 and Su-24 are based.

- noted in the Western press.

The Russian Maginot Line, which is said to have begun in January, is an extended anti-tank ditch visible from satellites at the forefront, equipped with bunkers and deeply echeloned, with artillery positions, passages and possible minefields. This defensive line runs along the main road; about 30 fortifications are located in the desert and on hills, a network of bunkers is located at the air base, to the south, in protected positions, there are air defense systems, including the Pantsir air defense missile system.

"Russian line Maginot": Western press appreciated the fortified area in Libya

Source: MAXAR


New battles are coming


The strategic value of Sirte and Al-Jufra is clear. Their control by the LNA allows Haftar to have a foothold to strike at Misrata and then Tripoli.

- indicated in the publication.

According to a spokesman for American intelligence, the line of fortifications indicates that PMC Wagner (and, therefore, Russia) is preparing to “stay in Libya for a long time”:

It will be a really tough year.

CNN said it tried to contact the Russian government for comment, but no response.

The lack of withdrawal of foreign mercenaries deployed on both front lines demonstrates at the political level that both Libyan administrations no longer hold the reins of government in their hands, which have been given to their main international sponsors.

- concludes Analisi Difesa.

There is no official confirmation that the fortifications were really created by the Russians, as well as the fact that some "PMCs" from Russia are present in Libya.


Source: CNN
Photos used:
Russian Defense Ministry website
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 05: 12
    +4
    "Russian line Maginot"
    Others do not even know like. Well, fortified areas are quite suitable against the barmaley.
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 27 January 2021 05: 20
      +4
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      "Russian line Maginot"
      Others do not even know like.


      Are they like hinting at the futility of our efforts?

      Aha yes , "come and take" am
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 05: 24
        +1
        Quote: BDRM 667

        Are they like hinting at the futility of our efforts?

        Maybe, or maybe just a weak education affects.
      2. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 27 January 2021 14: 02
        0
        I was the only one who thought this structure as a signal to space or an unsinkable aircraft carrier?
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 27 January 2021 05: 49
      +6
      Who to root for in Libya?
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 05: 54
        +7
        Quote: Clever man
        Who to root for in Libya?
        If the State Department is not lying, then for them:
        PMC "Wagner" (and, therefore, Russia)
        1. Runway
          Runway 27 January 2021 06: 27
          -16%
          Rooting for the mercenaries? There are both spirits and mercenaries - one suit.
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 06: 31
            +16
            Quote: WFP
            Rooting for the mercenaries? There are both spirits and mercenaries - one suit.

            If the mercenaries are mercenaries, why not? Well, mercenaries still don't cut teenagers' heads, mostly.
            1. Deck
              Deck 28 January 2021 06: 05
              0
              "Our" mercenaries fight only for Russian rubles, but they cut heads only for bad teenagers. laughing
              1. Fan-fan
                Fan-fan 31 January 2021 07: 14
                0
                As the Americans said about the bandit Samosa: "Yes, he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch," so here: these are our mercenaries, whatever they do there.
        2. NDR-791
          NDR-791 27 January 2021 06: 47
          +2
          If the State Department is not lying, then for them:
          There is no official confirmation that the fortifications were really created by the Russians, as well as the fact that some "PMCs" from Russia are present in Libya.
          But there is no trial
        3. smart ass
          smart ass 27 January 2021 17: 20
          +3
          Wagner for whom?
    3. Finches
      Finches 27 January 2021 06: 56
      +9
      Libya is another colorful example for all our liberals and those who sympathize with the price of Western democracy - the state has collapsed, and now they are surprised that chaos is happening there! And, it turns out, the Russians are to blame ... they are building some kind of defense lines! Well done! laughing
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 27 January 2021 07: 48
        -6
        Maginot line "
        which the Germans took in a few hours?
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 27 January 2021 08: 39
          +6
          which the Germans took in a few hours?

          I have never read about this. Can you tell us?
        2. PSih2097
          PSih2097 27 January 2021 11: 15
          +12
          Quote: Aerodrome
          which the Germans took in a few hours?

          belay
          they bypassed it through the Ardennes in Belgium ... Historian tongue
          1. Fan-fan
            Fan-fan 31 January 2021 07: 42
            +1
            Not everything is so simple in history, the Germans broke through the Maginot Line after all. Even on this site there was an article about how 4 hundred German paratroopers captured the Eben-Emael Fort - https://topwar.ru/24405-zahvat-nemeckimi-parashyutistami-forta-eben-emael.html
      2. The comment was deleted.
    4. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 27 January 2021 12: 58
      -1
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      "Russian line Maginot"
      Others do not even know like. Well, fortified areas are quite suitable against the barmaley.

      Synonymous with power and worthlessness
    5. Civil
      Civil 27 January 2021 13: 19
      +3
      Until the legacy of M. Gaddafi is completely destroyed, they will not calm down. Capitalism knows no pity.
    6. URAL72
      URAL72 27 January 2021 23: 02
      0
      Well at least not the Siegfried line, and thanks for that.
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 27 January 2021 05: 17
    +5
    The photograph resembles a figure in the Nazca desert ... no way the aliens built it all ... the proportions are almost perfect at long distances.
    Maybe in ancient times there were the same battles between them. smile
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 27 January 2021 05: 25
      +8
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      The photograph resembles a figure in the Nazca desert ... no way the aliens built it all ... the proportions are almost perfect at long distances.


      No, this is the creation of our Russian military engineers-fortifiers, who are able to reshape the terrain in such a way that it seems to be one "Line Maginot"while others"Figures in the Nazca desert"
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 27 January 2021 05: 36
        +1
        creation of our Russian military engineers-fortifiers
        If you are a specialist in fortifications, decipher the picture smile why such a bizarre figure and what is the advantage of such a defense formation?
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 27 January 2021 05: 56
          +8
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          fortifiers
          If you are a fortification specialist decipher the snapshot smile why such a bizarre figure and what is the advantage of such a defense structure?


          Is this a simple defense scheme, with only two lines in the form of a "wedge" in the most threatened sector, do you consider "bizarre"?

          Here's what they compare our unpretentious fortified. Here the interweaving of lines and moves in all spatial planes ...





          1. Lech from Android.
            Lech from Android. 27 January 2021 05: 58
            0
            You be careful with such pictures ... who knows what is buried under the simple lines. smile
        2. Runway
          Runway 27 January 2021 06: 25
          +15
          The length of the perimeter is about 1,7-1,8 km.
          The fortified camp was dug for a hundred. We adapted to the all-round defense. The polyhedron allows you to reduce the damage from longitudinal / flanking fire (the border zones are numbered - it is easier to give the CU l / s). Long sidewalls of the camp allow more trunks to be dumped for fire control of the road in both directions.
          For a long time in such a "koshara", with a competent approach of the attacker, one cannot sit still. Against the Basmachi - it can help.
      2. Vladimir61
        Vladimir61 27 January 2021 06: 17
        +14
        Quote: BDRM 667
        No, this is the creation of our Russian military and fortification engineers, who are able to reshape the area in such a way that
        This is for you, not this ...
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 07: 11
          +2
          Quote: Vladimir61
          This is for you, not this ..

          I see ...
      3. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 27 January 2021 07: 49
        0
        Quote: BDRM 667
        No, this is the creation of our Russian military engineers-fortifiers, who are able to reshape the terrain in such a way that one fancies the "Maginot Line", and the other "Figures in the Nazca Desert"

        while the enemy is preparing for an offensive, we change the landscape ... manually ... (C) DMB + our own experience ... digging sand from the fence and before lunch is something else to do!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 January 2021 05: 53
    +3
    You will dig deeper and more reliably, you will be healthier.
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 27 January 2021 06: 01
      +7
      Quote: rotmistr60
      You will dig deeper and more reliably, you will be healthier.

  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 January 2021 06: 54
    +5
    Well, ours will not run from positions, unlike all the others who are there.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 27 January 2021 07: 53
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      Well, ours will not run from positions, unlike all the others who are there.

      remember Palmyra? didn't run, just left. the second time I had to take another brains to heroism.
  5. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 27 January 2021 07: 41
    +8
    Someone has erected a system of trenches south of Sirte. But, if in the photo part of these fortifications, then, it will somehow protect from small arms, but in fact, it is not a fortification sunk into the ground, but a firing point bounded with sand and clay with a frame made of concrete blocks, which is a significant silhouette above the ground ... Any artillery barrage will suppress this point. And aimed - they will blow it apart. Rather, it is something - the point of a remote post to guard the perimeter of the main fortifications. Unmanned aerial vehicles or Turkish aircraft can easily destroy such points, unless, of course, they are covered by at least some kind of air defense.
    In any case, judging by the photo in the article about the entire fortification system is not possible, because the satellite image gives a contradictory understanding - the straight lines of the trenches are the essence of the lack of protection from shrapnel and flanking fire. Such a fortification could not have been built by the experienced "former" Russian military, or it could be some roads or embankments of the area.
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 27 January 2021 17: 16
      +2
      Against the Papuans with Kalash and Tou - will do. Against "Bayraktars" and loitering "vipers" .... will be the same as in Armenia.
  6. Abdula
    Abdula 27 January 2021 08: 28
    -6
    It was already exactly the same in Karabakh, the same fortifications and equipment, you are all fighting in the past century, not what your friends Armenians do not teach you only through all the central channels propagandize their country destroyed now Russia is taken
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 27 January 2021 08: 42
      +4
      Are the Armenians teaching something? Is that trading on the market.
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        27 January 2021 09: 54
        +7
        It was not from the Armenian trenches that the voice rang out.
    2. Jager
      Jager 27 January 2021 14: 02
      +1
      Abdula, we took the fly off the Mauser.
  7. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 27 January 2021 08: 56
    +5
    There are peoples and countries in the world which have always been ruled by various rulers and dictators. They do not need any "democracy". It only destroys these countries, and so with difficulty collected and sewn from different tribes, nationalities and colorful possessions of small kings. Without a strong hand, this whole system immediately disintegrates.
    Today, the secular Haftar is the only alternative to the Islamists coming to power.

    The government of national accord in Tripoli is supported by Turkey, Qatar, several other countries in the region, and by its eternal stupidity - by the UN.
    Haftara - Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Italy, France and Russia.

    Countries supporting Haftar see democratic Libya as a potential source of instability. They want to see Libya under the control of a strong figure with whom they can nevertheless negotiate, and are convinced that any attempt to establish a democratic form of government will end in extremist rule.
  8. Captain45
    Captain45 27 January 2021 10: 03
    +3
    «Russian line Maginot”, The construction of which, as announced, began in January, is a long anti-tank ditch on the front edge, visible from satellites, which is equipped with bunkers and is deeply echeloned, has artillery positions, passages and possible minefields. (C)
    Well, here are the specific clowns who do not have an elementary historical education!
    What "Maginot Line" do the Russians have ?! Even if we look for analogies in history, it is more likely the "Stalin line", which, although it was being built at the same time as the Maginot line, but historically and territorially, Stalin's line is nevertheless closer to us than the French line. Moreover, individual bunkers, bunkers, even at that time unfinished Stalin's line lasted much longer than the entire serviceable Maginot line.
    1. Jager
      Jager 27 January 2021 14: 05
      0
      Unlike the "Maginot Line", the impregnable "Mannerheim Line" could not be bypassed, only attacked head-on. They broke through.
    2. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 27 January 2021 14: 51
      +1
      One thing I could never understand. For 20 years, the French erected powerful defensive structures on the border with Germany, but they did not cover the border with Belgium at all, although in WW1 it was there that was the main blow. Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Marne ...
      1. BDRM 667
        BDRM 667 29 January 2021 05: 02
        +1
        Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
        One thing I could never understand. For 20 years, the French erected powerful defensive structures on the border with Germany, but they did not cover the border with Belgium at all, although in WW1 it was there that was the main blow. Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Marne ...

        There was a stupid calculation on the Belgian allies that they would hold the front.

        In the same way as with Poland, which France and Great Britain left alone with Hitler, although there were more than enough promises and oaths in alliance.

        "European solidarity"exactly the same as the current" European Union "and NATO yes ...
  9. svp67
    svp67 27 January 2021 14: 45
    0
    Photo from
    Source: MAXAR
    certainly interesting, but what does it have to do with "Russians"? As in the "Russian tradition" to make trenches with a "break", but not like that
  10. Rufat
    Rufat 27 January 2021 15: 17
    -5
    The Russian Maginot Line performed well in Karabakh. So, it is necessary to implement it in all countries where RUSSIA is present
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 27 January 2021 18: 20
      +1
      Do not drink more.
  11. Konnick
    Konnick 27 January 2021 15: 18
    +1
    Quote: Jager
    Unlike the "Maginot Line", the impregnable "Mannerheim Line" could not be bypassed, only attacked head-on. They broke through.

    The Germans bypassed Maginot, but from the side of the line there was harassing artillery fire and the Germans suppressed the anti-aircraft artillery of the defensive areas with their artillery and destroyed the pillboxes with dive bombers. We stormed the Mannerheim Line for a long time due to the lack of weather necessary for using bombers, and we did not have such accurate dive bombers, but when we brought up 203 mm howitzers, the pillboxes were finished. And they arrived late because of insufficient intelligence, they did not expect such powerful structures. Such shelters as in the article will not save you from a modern army, and a simple embankment is enough from a jihadmobile. And the anti-tank ditch is already ridiculous.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 27 January 2021 18: 21
      0
      The main part of the pillboxes was blown up by sappers.
  12. Dikson
    Dikson 27 January 2021 16: 41
    0
    An anti-tank ditch will not save you from air strikes .. but someone with a handbrake will jump into such a straight trench .. - and there will be no one to hold the entire flank ..
  13. A_Lex
    A_Lex 27 January 2021 21: 03
    +2
    Hmm. In general, this is an interesting idea. Use the Russian Federation as an alternative force with which an active confrontation is being waged on the territory of a third country. On the one hand, trained militants confront the forces of the regime. On the other hand, private or state formations of the Russian Federation, helping the regime to stabilize the situation, but at the same time not ensuring a complete and final victory.

    On the one hand, you can fight for a very long time, methodically transforming the territory of the country in which the confrontation is being waged into unsuitable for normal habitation. On the other hand, this is a good reason to accuse the Russian Federation of aggressiveness and begin a friendly militaristic pumping of NATO countries aimed at "containing the Russian Federation." At the same time, in the Russian Federation itself, there is a publicized program of rearmament for "the latest technology", which, upon closer examination, consists mainly of modernized Soviet projects. And in the economy, which is typical, absolutely no systemic changes take place, and it continues to be oriented towards the export of raw materials as before.

    Comparing all the facts, I want to clarify: is this really a confrontation, and not, say, a setup?
  14. Growlers
    Growlers 29 January 2021 13: 41
    +3
    Well, of course, the Russians can go without them. Personally, Putin drove in and dug pegs
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 29 January 2021 17: 06
      0
      Maybe someone will be interested. Friends worked in Libya through the GKES.
      The opinion is unanimous: no, well, there really is developed communism !!!
      1. Growlers
        Growlers 29 January 2021 18: 38
        +4
        Alas was, now walk the field
    2. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 29 January 2021 17: 25
      -1
      "Putin drove the pegs ..."
      No matter where it happens, who is to blame, in, on all fences (SNN, etc.) it is written ... How else did they not hang Fukushima, and thanks for that ...
  15. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 1 February 2021 11: 09
    0
    ... on the leading edge is an extended anti-tank ditch, visible from satellites, which is equipped with bunkers and is deeply echeloned, has artillery positions, passages and possible minefields.

    Did I read correctly that the moat has a bunker?