MOSCOW 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he expects that a cease-fire in Libya would take effect in line with the recommendation jointly put forward by Russia and Turkey. 

Speaking at a news conference, following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Putin said the conflict in Libya undermines the situation in the region and has a “negative impact” on Europe.

“While discussing the international and regional agenda, at first, we examined the situation in Libya, where, unfortunately, large-scale fighting continues, terrorist activity is growing, and the economy and social sphere are deteriorating. All this undermines security not only

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