MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. Moscow is closely watching the developments unfolding in Libya and believes that a peaceful, political settlement is the sole way to resolve the situation, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
"We are watching the developments in Libya very closely," Peskov stressed.
"Without a doubt, we believe that it is essential that any actions must not lead to renewed bloodshed. We also deem it necessary to continue all possible efforts to fully settle the situation through peaceful, political means," the Kremlin spokesman said.
Commenting on the actions by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the Kremlin spokesman said: "Moscow is not participating in this in any way."
Currently, there are two governments in Libya: Tripoli’s Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and recognized by the international community and the interim Cabinet of Abdullah Al-Thani who is acting in the country’s east together with the elected parliament and supported by the Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. On April 4, Haftar announced the launch of an offensive on Tripoli. Meanwhile, Sarraj ordered all military units subordinate to him to brace for a defensive operation.