Source: MOSCOW – Reuters
Russia and Turkey are working to broker an immediate ceasefire in Libya, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Wednesday.
Lavrov said that the Libyan National Army is ready to sign a document that calls for a ceasefire, but the reconciliation government does not want this, expressing hope that Turkey can persuade it to sign as well.
Lavrov indicated that the reconciliation government was counting on a military solution.
Turkey intervened militarily in Libya, along with factions of the Al-Wefaq government, which controls the capital, Tripoli.
The Libyan army is trying to enter Tripoli in an attempt to unite the country, accusing the government of reconciliation of supporting terrorist elements.
The Libyan leader pledged “to continue the struggle against the Turkish aggression against Libya”, “to adhere to national principles and expel the Turkish invaders from Libya.”
وأعلن حفتر “The construction of the armed forces continues To protect the country from Turkish invaders. ”
A few days ago, Ankara and the Al-Wefaq government signed a military agreement, which the Libyan army considered violating the country’s sovereignty.
The Turkish incursion and intervention in Libya is not limited to military supplies or the attraction of mercenaries and sending them to fight alongside the Al-Wefaq forces, so it extended until the attempt to expand its interventions by appointing a Turkish military ruler to direct decisions implemented by those battalions.