The Russian Chargé d'Affairs, Dzhamshed Boltaev, said Moscow's embassy in Tripoli may resume work next year.

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, called the reports about the blocking of the UN mission in support of Libya by Russia as "stuffing," saying the Western countries are behind this.

"We drew attention to the reports that appeared in some media about the alleged blocking by Russia of the support mission in Libya. It seems that behind this informational stuffing there are precisely those Western countries whose non-constructive position did not allow the members of the UN Security Council to reach the expected decisions on the parameters of the long-term functioning of the mission," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

She said Russia will continue to render every assistance to Libyan people in overcoming the acute internal political crisis.

AFP previously reported that Russia was allegedly blocking the UN Security Council resolution on the extension of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). It was noted that Russia was allegedly dissatisfied with the wording in the resolution, which refers to the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries and forces from Libya and the role of the UN envoy in the country.