From the AP: NATO is "one step" from sending troops into Libya to help rebels remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday. . . .
"Using attack helicopters, in my view, is the last but one step before the land operation," Ivanov said in Singapore at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security conference. . . .
"We thought it was a good resolution to stop civilian casualties and close down Libyan air space," Ivanov said. "But we haven’t agreed on what closing down air space means. Later, it apparently meant first bombing and now using attack helicopters. We think it clearly takes one side of the conflict." (photo: Getty)