The beginning of the cease-fire in Libya depends on Gen. Khalifa Haftar as he initiated the assault, a Russian diplomat said Thursday.

Russia works to ensure all sides of the Libyan conflict will accept the suggestion of a cease-fire made Wednesday by Russian and Turkish presidents, said Lev Dengov, the head of the Russian contact group on intra-Libyan settlement.

“After the meeting of the Russian and Turkish leaders, the west of Libya recognized that Russia is a friend and reliable partner that achieves its goals,” said Dengov.

“Put an end to rumors that Russia allegedly supports one of the

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