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The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed, on Tuesday, that the Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Hifter, left the Russian capital, Moscow, without signing a ceasefire agreement with the National Accord government.
“Yes,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, in response to a question whether Khalifa Haftar had left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the National Accord government.
The ministry confirmed that “Moscow will continue to work with the parties to the conflict in Libya, to reach a settlement.”
A military source close to the leadership of the Libyan army confirmed, earlier today, that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar left Moscow without signing the ceasefire agreement.
“Haftar left Moscow now for Benghazi, and he will not sign the agreement unless a timetable is set to end and disband the militias,” the military source, who preferred not to be named, told Sputnik. .
The source added that “the Libyan army remains on the agreement, but the dispute over the militia and its dismantling was an obstacle to its agreement to sign.”