Putin: No Alternative to Peace Settlement in Libya


Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has discussed the current situation in Libya with the permanent Russian National Security Council members. During the meeting, Putin stressed that there is no alternative to a peaceful settlement in the North African country.

“President Putin exchanged views with the permanent members of the Russian National Security Council on several international issues, including the situation in Libya, focusing on the fact that there is no alternative to a political solution in Libya,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a press statement.

It is noteworthy that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently announced that the Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is ready for a ceasefire.

He accused the Government of National Accord (GNA) of preferring a military solution, stressing that there is no alternative to a political solution in Libya.

Libya has been marred in violence between competing forces, militias and extremists since the toppling and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The conflict now pits the Tripoli-based GNA against the LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, for control of the country.