December 26, 2019 / 4:11 PM / 24 days ago

REFILE-Russia and Italy call for peaceful solution to Libya crisis

(Fixes typo in Libya in first paragraph)

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte agreed on Thursday that the situation in Libya must be resolved in a peaceful way, the Kremlin said.

In a phone call, Putin and Conte also discussed Syria and the results of the Normandy summit on Ukraine, the Kremlin said on its website.

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by David Clarke)

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