Peter Stano, the Spokesman for the European Union’s High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy, led by Josep Borrell, confirmed that the European Union did not deliver three patrol boats to the Libyan Coast Guard, within the framework of the ongoing cooperation between both parties, describing the news circulated on this issue as “false news.”

Stano indicated in a press statement Monday that the EU supported the renovation of three ships, which were handed over to the General Administration of the Coast Security, which is a different entity from the Libyan Coast Guard, according to the Aki Agency.

He further added that the EU is in the process of handing over six new inflatable dinghy boats to the Coast Guard and the General Directorate of Coastal Security, and the matter is scheduled to take place in the coming months.