Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Khalifa Haftar, who is loyal to the authorities based in Eastern Libya, is ready to sign an “immediate” ceasefire while he urges Turkey to convince the internationally recognized unitary government.
“We believe the Libyan National Army (ELN) is ready to sign an immediate ceasefire document, but this time it is the Tripoli government that does not want it because there is a military solution.” has indicated.
He admitted that the situation was the opposite of what happened before the Berlin conference in January, when Haftar’s forces rejected the ceasefire agreement because their situation on the ground was “more favorable”. Despite the fact that the Prime Minister of the Executive, Fayez Serraj, was in favor.
Lavrov has therefore emphasized that Ankara is working “in this direction” with the unity government to achieve a ceasefire. “I hope that they can achieve this solution, which is the only right one under the current conditions,” he argued.