The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was cited Wednesday by the Interfax news agency as saying that Russia and Turkey are working on an immediate ceasefire agreement for the conflict in Libya.
The Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, added that Khalifa Haftar’s militias are ready to sign a ceasefire document, saying he hoped that Turkey would manage to convince the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to do the same.
This effort by Moscow to bring some legitimacy to the defeated militias of Haftar comes after humiliating defeats suyffered by Haftar in western Libya after 14 months of aggression on Tripoli and nearby cities.
Russia is Haftar’s close ally as it is proving his militias with military equipment, weapons and fighters, through Wagner Group mercenaries, who fled with Haftar’s militias and are now positioned in Sirte, Jufra and oil facilities.
GNA has more than once rejected the Russian and the Egyptian models of ceasefire agreements that only came after Haftar’s militias had been defeated and their coup against legitimacy had been shattered to pieces by GNA forces.