April 6, 2019 / 2:37 PM / a year ago

Russia tells Libya's Haftar it favors political solution to crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a phone call on Friday with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and reiterated Moscow’s position that it supports a political solution to the crisis in the country.

The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday that Haftar told Bogdanov about what he described as efforts to fight terrorists in Libya, including near its capital Tripoli in the west of the country.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Peter Graff

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