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Libya's Haftar Leaves Putin-Sponsored Talks In Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

• https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

The Putin-sponsored talks follow an agreement between the Russian president and Turkey's Erdogan last week to issue an urgent ceasefire call in Libya (the urgent call designated last Saturday for a pause in fighting), but which was immediately rejected by Haftar, despite Russia being among his political backers. 

Monday's talks may have also been awkward for Haftar-Russian ties, given Haftar departed Moscow without signing the agreement for an "unconditional open-ended" ceasefire even after the GNA's Sarraj did.

Likely, Haftar rebuffed the ceasefire  which also would establish a "military commission to determine a contact line" between fighters on the ground — given his Libyan National Army (LNA) has made recent gains into Tripoli. Notably Haftar refused to engage in face to face talks with Sarraj despite being in the same building.


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