The department called the situation unacceptable when the United Nations (UN) does not react to what is happening in Libya. “The countries providing military, financial and political assistance to Haftar are responsible for the suffering that the people of Libya suffer, and for the chaos and instability that the country is drawn into,” the ministry said.
On April 28, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced a decision to head the country and withdraw from the agreement, which resulted in the formation of a Government of National Accord (PNC), led by Faiz Sarraj. “We are terminating [Схиратского] political agreement. It has become part of the past by decision of the Libyan people, the source of power, ”he said.
Lavrov said disapproval of Haftar’s words about the transfer of power to him in Libya
As Haftar noted, the LNA will work on the conditions for creating civil and state institutions and continue the process of liberating the people of Libya. The field marshal added that the forces under his control will try to “alleviate the suffering” of the people, protect the rights of citizens, fulfill their desires and work for their benefit.
Two days later, LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said that the Haftar’s army had stopped fighting in the country during the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. However, he noted that the army reserves the right to immediately respond to any violations of the ceasefire.
Despite this, hostilities in Libya continued. In particular, on Thursday, May 7, the Italian and Turkish authorities reported the shelling of the “green zone” in Tripoli. The next day, Italian authorities condemned the attack, blaming Haftar for the incident. An LNA spokesman denied Haftar’s involvement in the shelling of Tripoli’s residential areas, including diplomatic facilities, on Saturday night.