Russia voices support to Eastern-based parliament
On 13 May, in an article published with Al-Monitor, Kirill Semenov argues that the latest developments in Libya suggest a potential shift in Russia’s strategy for Libya. Semenov reports that Russia has had increasing contacts with the Eastern-based parliament, which presented in late April a political roadmap for Libya reportedly drafted with the help of Russian experts. At the same time, Russia has been openly critical of Khalifa Haftar’s stand against a political solution for Libya and of Government of National Accord (GNA) PM Al-Sarraj refusal to engage in negotiations with Haftar.
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