Libya’s Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement
Addis Ababa, January 14, 2020 (FBC) -Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement that would have formalised a tentative truce in the war-wracked country, according to Russia’s foreign ministry.
After hours of negotiations brokered by Russia and Turkey, Haftar on Monday evening asked until Tuesday morning to look over the agreement already signed by Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
But Haftar, whose eastern-based forces launched in April an offensive to seize Tripoli, where the GNA is based, left Moscow without signing the agreement drafted at the indirect talks, Russia’s foreign ministry was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on Tuesday.
“The draft [agreement] ignores many of the Libyan army’s demands,” Haftar was quoted as saying by the Al Arabiya television network.