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RussiaToday broadcast a report yesterday in which they highlighted the unruly and undignified rush for contracts to rebuild a Libya, that was largely destroyed by Nato bombing.

Predictably the report says it’s the countries – Britain and France in particular –  that flattened large parts of Libya who are set to benefit, with Russia and China who had signed deals with the old regime of Colonel Gaddafi the ones to miss out.

Russia, said the report, did not figure highly in Gaddafi’s calculations when it came to awarding contracts.

China and Russia have not invaded anyone’s country, and have simply respected the sovereignty of all the nations that they have made business deals with.

Both say the UN Security Council resolution they supported  did not permit regime change in Libya.

And yet they are being punished – this is not international law.