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Libya Plunged into Mess

Mariya None Makhmutova

The difficult internal political situation in Libya is pushing the warring parties to inter-Libyan talks

Expert: the situation in Libya – “in limbo”

Moscow is surprised by the statements of the head of the Libyan national army (LNA) Khalifa the Haftarot on the transition of power in Libya, and insists that a military solution to the conflict, reports RIA Novosti citing a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.

Libya talks in Moscow: breakthrough towards peace

Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), is still hoping to solve the Libyan issue with the Government of National Accord (GNA) by military means. He left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement. Haftar was not satisfied with the treaty that included the complete withdrawal of his troops from the Libyan capital. Talks in Moscow between the GNA and the LNA are a positive step in resolving the Libyan conflict, RISS expert Vladimir Fitin believes.

Moscow gives chance for peace in Libya

The recent aggravation of the Libyan problem has shown the great role of Russia and Turkey in the settlement of the Libyan conflict, RISS expert Maria Makhmutova believes. "The results of the diplomatic efforts of the EU countries, including Paris, Rome, and Berlin, were extremely weak compared to what Ankara and Moscow were able to do," she said.

Haftar to liberate Tripoli from Islamists

Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his forces to advance on the Libyan capital Tripoli. There is the UN-backed Government of National Accord headed by Fayez Saraj. According to some reports, Field Marshal Haftar's units have entered some areas of Tripoli. "At the same time, the city is almost empty. Haftar urged the citizens not to leave their homes in order not to risk during clashes between the opposing forces. He also stressed that he was not fighting against the legitimate authorities, but simply wanted to liberate city from the terrorist groups," RISS expert Vladimir Fitin said.

Russia can be new platform for resolving crisis in Libya — RISS expert

During his visit to Moscow, the Libyan National Army commander held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu

Russia Will Contribute to Settlement of Libyan Conflict

Moscow intends to contribute to the settlement of the conflict in Libya, Vladimir Fitin, Head of the Middle East Center at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), said.