The Libyan reconciliation government rejected the accusations by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of blocking the signing of the ceasefire agreement and of seeking a military solution, stressing that Haftar was neither seeking peace nor a political solution.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Al-Wefaq government said it signed the Russian-Turkish initiative for a ceasefire, while retired Major General Khalifa Hifter rejected this, and left Moscow in a position considered embarrassing to Russia at the time.

She added that she also signed the Berlin Initiative, and contributed positively to the meetings of the Military Committee (5 + 5), but Haftar's forces continued to violate the initiatives and violate the calls by the UN mission or some countries, she said.

The Libyan Foreign Ministry said that it does not need to remind Lavrov that Haftar launched his attack 10 days before the Libyan parties prepared to go to the Ghadames conference under UN auspices, stressing that Haftar is waiting for the opportunity to overthrow the legitimate government recognized by the world.

The Russian foreign minister had indicated - in a news conference via the Internet - that, according to Russian estimates, Haftar is ready to sign the ceasefire, while the reconciliation government, which is still counting on a military solution, rejects it.

Russian-Turkish contacts

In the context, contacts are continuing between Turkey and Russia to reach a peaceful solution in Libya away from the military solution.

Sources headed by the Turkish Chiefs of Staff stated that Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Yasar Guler had contacted his Russian counterpart, Valery Grasimov, in which they discussed developments in Libya.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşo أوlu has confirmed his country's continued support for the internationally recognized Accord government, and stressed that "Ankara will never give up this support."

De Mayo, he expressed his country's concern about the situation in Libya (Anatolia)

Algeria and Italy

In a related context, Algeria and Italy called Thursday for the need to accelerate efforts to reach a ceasefire agreement in Libya, in order to go towards a political solution that preserves the country's unity and sovereignty.

This came in a statement by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after discussions between Minister Sabri Bogadom and his Italian counterpart Luigi de Mayo, held in the Italian capital, Rome.

The statement indicated that the two parties agreed on the necessity of strict and strict respect for the arms embargo to Libya in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and stressed the importance of enabling the Libyan parties to engage in the path of a political settlement.

For his part, de Mayo said that Italy and Algeria share the concern about the situation on the ground in Libya, foreign interference there, and the effect of doing so on instability in the region.

At the beginning of June, Al-Wefaq government forces seized control of the northwest of the country with Turkish support, but was making slow progress towards the strategic city, which Haftar forces still controlled.