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Russia says Libya’s Haftar left Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Reuters | Published: January 14, 2020 13:34:03 | Updated: January 15, 2020 14:17:20


Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar shakes hands with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu before talks in Moscow, Russia January 13, 2020. © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday, the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

Haftar’s rival, Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognised government, signed the ceasefire agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

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