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Libya’s putschist Gen. Haftar arrives in Russia for visit

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Libya’s putschist Gen. Haftar arrives in Russia for visit

Libya’s east-based putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar arrived in Russia on Tuesday to debate the state of affairs within the nation, which has just lately been devastated by floods.

Upon his arrival in Moscow, Haftar was obtained by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, a former chief of the Muslim-majority Russian republic of Ingushetia, his forces mentioned.

“The development of the situation in Libya, bilateral relations and ways of developing them, and issues of common interest” had been on the agenda for Haftar’s go to, the putschist militia mentioned on its Facebook web page.

Yevkurov has visited jap Libya a number of instances to fulfill Haftar.

A handout picture from Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army's General Command's Facebook page, shows him (C) during a reception ceremony attended by Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-bek Yevkurov (2R) at a Moscow military airfield on Sept. 26, 2023. (AFP Photo)

A handout image from Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army’s General Command’s Facebook web page, exhibits him (C) throughout a reception ceremony attended by Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-bek Yevkurov (2R) at a Moscow navy airfield on Sept. 26, 2023. (AFP Photo)

Their final assembly happened on Sept. 17 on the LAAF headquarters in Benghazi, a number of days after floods that left hundreds useless and lacking in jap Libya.

Russia has over the previous a number of years strengthened its presence in Africa, vowing to accentuate grain exports, weapons deliveries and power cooperation.

It has stepped up these efforts since being remoted on the worldwide stage following its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Libya is break up between the United Nations-supported authorities of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Tripoli, and the Haftar-backed administration based mostly within the east.

Moscow has maintained shut relations with Haftar, who used mercenaries from the Russian paramilitary group Wagner in his failed makes an attempt to take Tripoli between April 2019 and June 2020.

A U.N report in 2020 mentioned as much as 1,200 Wagner fighters had been backing Haftar. Experts say a whole bunch stay within the North African nation.

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