Russia says regrets West's military action in Libya

MOSCOW, March 19 Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:17pm EDT

MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it regretted a decision by Western nations to take military action in Libya.

"Air force units from a host of countries began military actions in Libya on March 19," Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement. "Moscow regrets this military action." (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Lidia Kelly)