Khalifa Haftar and his delegation have left the Russian capital, Moscow, without signing the ceasefire agreement that was brokered by Turkey and Russia.
This came after Haftar had asked the Russians and the Turks for a push in the signing deadline from Monday evening to Tuesday 10.00 am in the morning – Moscow time.
Yet, in the early hours of Tuesday, Russian and pro-Haftar media outlets confirmed that he and his delegation had left Moscow without signing the ceasefire agreement.
On the other side, the Government of National Accord’s delegation – headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj – signed the ceasefire agreement on the spot on Monday, citing the need to save the lives of Libyans and to allow for peace and stability to alleviate the suffering of the civilians.
On Sunday, the Presidential Council announced accepting a ceasefire in Tripoli as per the calls of Putin and Erdogan after the spokesman for Haftar’s militias Ahmed Al-Mismari had announced at midnight the start of a ceasefire truce in the western region.
The Putin-Erdogan call for ceasefire came in a meeting on January 08, when they both stressed that the warring parties in Libya should commit to the truce starting on January 12 and then resume the political process.