Haftar dismisses Russian-Turkish ceasefire initiative

Libyan Armed Forces spokesperson Ahmed Mismari said on Friday that the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar rejected the Russian-Turkish initiative to establish a ceasefire,

1. Haftar dismisses Russian-Turkish ceasefire initiative

Haftar dismisses Russian-Turkish ceasefire initiative

Al-Arabiya TV reported. Mismari stated that "the commanders of the armed forces welcome the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at establishing peace in Libya, which also represents the army's aim and task."

However, he said that the army is going to "continue fighting against terrorist groups designated as such by UN Security Council resolutions." He added that "it is impossible to establish civil society and achieve stability, security and democracy without destroying the terrorists."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday in Istanbul and called on all parties in the Libyan conflict to introduce a ceasefire starting at midnight on January 12.

Haftar dismisses Russian Russian-Turkish ceasefire initiative