UN Security Council passed resolution for military intervention in Libya with five countries abstaining. Russia, China, Germany, India, and Brazil did not support the resolution but did not oppose it.
The bombing of Libya by US, France, UK, and other nations began 19 March 2011, exactly eight years after the US began its invasion of Iraq.
Any collateral damage falls on the US.
Russia's Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said the blame for "humanitarian consequences" following any military action will be on the shoulders of those involved in such operations.
"Responsibility for inevitable humanitarian consequences caused by excessive use of outside force in the Libyan situation would be fully born by those who resorted to such actions," Churkin told reporters following the Security Council vote.