Russia calls for end to the fighting In the Libya conflict, a turning anDie Libyan capital, signs of Tripoli is under control of the internationally recognized government. Unclear the further actions of the renegade General Khalifa Haftar is.Paul-Anton Krüger0 comment meeting in Ankara: Fayez al-Serraj, Libya’s Prime Minister, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of Turkey.Photo: Reuters
If the travel activities of Libyan leaders is an indicator, in the North African civil war country, important decisions. The Prime Minister of the internationally recognized unit of government in Tripoli, Fayez al-Serraj, made on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, waiting. The military support has brought the most loyal to Serraj the militias in the West of Libya in the Offensive and allowed them significant achievements.
On Wednesday, they took the damaged, but strategically important international airport in the South of Tripoli and consolidated their control over the large area of the capital. Serrajs Deputy, Ahmed Maitiq, was tags has been previously received in Moscow of foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
of the Russian prisoners in Tripoli
Russia has demanded from Tripoli, two in the captive citizens of the state allow free – apparently mercenaries of the Russian Military group of Wagner. Moscow’s support of the renegade General Khalifa Haftar, which controls the East of Libya, and had tried, with an Offensive in Tripoli, and to install himself as military dictator for the whole country. Russia has moved 14 fighter jets of the type MiG-29 and Su-24 over the Iran and Syria to Libya and, apparently, in the coastal city of Sirte, a major military base taken over.
Officially, Russia has been beaten but never on one of the pages. Lavrov expressed for closer cooperation with Tripoli is ready to go if the two are being held there, the Russians are coming free. He called for an end to the fighting, and new negotiations of the Libyan war parties – to bring this back into gear, tried currently, the UN.
it was Failed, primarily, by Haftar, who traveled on Wednesday to Cairo. Egypt’s Minister Sameh Shoukry telephoned outside to Libya with Germany’s foreign Minister, Heiko Maas. The German government had last January in Berlin, a conference for Libya aligned with the goal of the UN arms embargo and to move the foreign powers in Libya, the conflict withdraw. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are Haftars most important ally, Abu Dhabi, Reportedly paid to the Wagner-mercenaries.
Russia and Turkey decide
However, the two States see themselves confronted with the fact that their supplies of arms Haftar could not get the hoped-for victory and, in the meantime, Russia and Turkey as the most important forces in Libya have established. While Haftar had yet to accrue all of the attempts at mediation, could Abu Dhabi and Cairo now be more inclined to not push him to make concessions in order not to lose their own influence in Libya.
Previous Ceasefires, also of Moscow and Ankara mediated, however, are broken together again. It is unclear whether Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement informally, the conflict similar to temporarily in the Syrian province of Idlib to freeze and zones of Influence to define, or whether you are trying seriously to resolve the conflict, which could run counter to their interests in Libya.
Also conceivable is that only a rearrangement of the forces on Haftars page in progress and a sharp escalation it is necessary to make the profits of the government-undo. The Russian fighter jets are flown as yet, no air attacks.
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