The director of the Libyan Defence Minister's office, Jibril Al-Shteiwi, has received the Ukrainian military attache to Libya Andrei Bayuk at the ministry's HQ in Tripoli to discuss military cooperation with a focus on sea and air borders security.

Al-Shteiwi praised the Libyan-Ukrainian ties and stressed the need to rebuild bridges of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the military field.

He indicated that many specialists in the Libyan army, including in the land, air, and naval forces, received their training in Ukraine.

According to Al-Shteiwi, the ministry is studying a deal with the Ukrainian side concerning the maintenance of some equipment needed by the Coast Guard and the air defence, indicating that the matter will be forwarded to Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah for approval after consideration.

Since the start of the Russian-Ukranian war in February 2022, the Government of National Unity has been clear about its support for Ukraine, as it voted in favour of a UN draft resolution to suspend Russia's membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council, making it the only Arab country to take such a position at the time.