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In Germany stressed the necessity of Russia's participation in the settlement in Libya

Russia is one of the countries of the Berlin process on Libya, its participation in the political settlement in the country must, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"Russia is one of the countries-participants of the Berlin process, refers to the group of countries for which we had during the organization of the Berlin process, decided that they must be present at the negotiating table because they have influence in Libya... Therefore, it is important that Russia is connected to all efforts to influence the parties to the conflict not to hamper a political solution," said Burger at a briefing in Berlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation on Tuesday expressed concern over the escalation of fighting in Libya, reported the press service of the Kremlin. The parties emphasized the lack of alternatives for a speedy ceasefire and the start mezhliviysky negotiations under the auspices of the UN.

In Berlin on 19 January, held an international conference on Libya with the participation of Russia, the USA, Turkey, Egypt and several other countries as well as EU and UN. The main outcome of the conference was the call for participants for a ceasefire in Libya and an obligation to refrain from intervention in the conflict, respecting an embargo on the supply of arms to the parties. In addition, the participants proposed to create a Committee for monitoring the implementation of the cease-fire.

After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia does not take sides in the Libyan conflict and puts at the forefront the interests of the Libyans. He noted that the goal is to restore the entire territory of Libya peace and security. In addition, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov reported that there are no Russian troops in Libya, and noted that the only possible solution in this country is a political and diplomatic communication all parties to the conflict. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that further delay of a systemic crisis in Libya threatens catastrophic consequences.

In late January, Moscow attempted to sit at the negotiating table the main opposing forces, the talks were attended by the heads of foreign and defense Ministers of Russia and Turkey, with representatives of the Libyan sides. 3 June Moscow for talks with Russian foreign Minister called for the delegation of the government of Libya massoglia. Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC, Ahmet Maytag following the meeting with Lavrov and Russian President's special envoy on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the military escalation in Libya will fall in the next few days "thanks to the efforts of diplomacy of the Russian Federation". Lavrov at the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC called for an early ceasefire in Libya.