Therefore, it is not surprising that the head of the PNS foreign affairs department, Abd al-Hadi al-Khuweiz, reported RIA Newsthat the PNS turned to Moscow to assist the reconciliation process between the parties to the conflict. The PNS expressed the hope that with Libya it will turn out exactly the same as with Syria in Sochi. That is, Russia will become the negotiation platform for the warring parties.
Translated from the language of diplomacy, this means that the PNS is asking Moscow to urgently intervene in the situation, put pressure on Haftar and stop his attack on Tripoli. For this, the Islamists promise to be obedient for some time and perhaps remember how much Russia invested in Libya during the time of “totalitarianism”.
Russia is a key state. We wish, we urge her to patronize the project of national reconciliation, just as she patronized Sochi on the Syrian crisis. We hope that there will be a "Libyan Sochi"
Russia has no colonial past. We welcome the role of Russia. Russia has good relations with all parties. We believe that Russia and the African Union can play a role in this conflict.
- he stressed.
It should be noted that on April 8, 2019, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow calls on all parties to the conflict in Libya to refrain from actions that could lead to bloodshed. After that, the PNS instantly remembered about Russia. After all, Haftar's "carts" (pickups with heavy machine guns) are already 12 kilometers from the capital. Before that, Tripoli did not even think about it. Do you know why? The NTC considers the Muslim Brotherhood movement (an organization recognized as terrorist in Russia, Egypt and several other countries) as its best friends. Therefore, it is not surprising that Egypt supplies Haftar with everything he needs. Moreover, half of the pilots of the LNA Air Force are Egyptians, who fiercely hate Islamists. Therefore, Cairo is useless to ask to stop Haftar.
It should be recalled that the second civil war in Libya began in May 2014. The country was divided into two parts. In the western part of the country, the parliament led, which moved to the city of Tobruk, and the east of the country from Tripoli was led by the PNS. On the territory of Libya there is also a “free” city of Misurata, territories controlled by the “Islamic State” (an organization banned in Russia) and large enclaves controlled by the Berbers and Tuaregs. And all this, Haftar is going to unite again in one state.