After escalation of Russian-Turkish dispute .. Shoygo meets Haftar
The Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoygo, met with the leader of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, and discussed the situation in Libya, in conjunction with the threats of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would support the reconciliation government to control all of Libya
ANHA AGENCY 19 Feb 2020, Wed – 17:32 2020-02-19T17:32:00 NEWS DESK egram
“On February 19, the Russian Minister of Defense, General Sergey Shoygo, met with the commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter. During the dialogue, the situation in Libya was discussed,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The statement continued: “Reference was made to the important role of the negotiations held in January 13 this year in Moscow to establish a ceasefire and start the process of settling the situation in the country.”
The statement also said: “The two parties reaffirmed once again that there is no alternative to political means to resolve the Libyan crisis, as well as a commitment to Libya’s independence, unity, and territorial integrity.”
Russia, which supports Haftar in Libya and the regime in Syria and Turkey, which supports the Libyan government of mercenaries and mercenaries in Syria, has sought to understand the situation in Idlib and Libya, but these efforts failed due to the intensification of the battles there.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has returned to making threats about Idlib and Libya, while the Kremlin responded to it and said that the Turkish attack on the Syrian regime is the worst scenario.