Russian diplomat: Ceasefire in Libya depends on Haftar

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Russian diplomat Lev Dengov estimates that the start of a ceasefire in Libya depends on the Putin general Khalifa Haftar after he launched the attack.

The head of the Russian contact group for the intra-Libyan agreement, Dengov, said Russia is working to ensure that all parties to the Libyan conflict will accept the ceasefire proposal made Wednesday by the presidents of Russia and Turkey.

“After meeting the leaders of Russia and Turkey, the western part of Libya admitted that Russia is a reliable friend and partner that achieves its goals,” Dengov said.

“Put an end to rumors that Russia allegedly supports one of the parties to the conflict in Libya. The main and true purpose of our country today is to seek a peaceful solution and this has been confirmed by all parties to the conflict. It will now be much easier for us to work in these conditions and it will be easier to reach a peaceful solution in an atmosphere of understanding and friendship, “he said.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have called for a ceasefire in Libya through a joint statement following a meeting in Istanbul, reaffirming their “strong commitment to sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity.” of Libya. ”

In April, Haftar forces launched a military campaign to seize control of Tripoli from the UN-recognized Government and National Reconciliation (GNA).

According to the UN, more than 1,000 people have been killed since the start of the operation, while more than 5,000 have been injured.

On January 2nd, Turkey’s parliament passed a motion allowing it to send troops following the GNA request, which has been surrounded by the forces of Puccist General Khalifa Haftar.

The Haftar forces, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have made significant strides in recent weeks.


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