June 26, 2020 / 5:25 PM / 6 days ago

Russia's Putin, France's Macron call for Libya ceasefire: Kremlin

French President Emmanuel Macron talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a video conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 26, 2020. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called on Friday for a ceasefire in Libya and a return to dialogue, the Kremlin said in a statement following a phone call between the two leaders.

On Thursday, France, Germany and Italy called on forces in Libya to cease fighting and for outside parties to stop any interference in a bid to try and get political talks back on track.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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