Libyan tribes advocated that Russia has played a more significant role in resolving the conflict in Libya, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of sheikhs and elders of the tribes of Libya, which supports the Libyan national army (LNA), as-Senussi al-Khaliq.

Russia plays a significant role in resolving the Libyan crisis, acting as a mediator and trying to maintain relations with all parties to the conflict.

"We hope that Russia will be more significant and essential role," said al-Senussi al-Khaliq.

According to one of the leaders of the Libyan tribes, "Russia’s position on Libya is strong and the interests of the Libyan people".

"the Russians, if they are your allies, they are strong allies. Also Russian is a great experience. Most weapons in Libya is a weapon produced in Russia (a large number of weapons legally supplied to Libya since the days of the USSR, it is still in use – ed.). We benefit from the fact that Libya has a strong ally", – said the Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council of sheikhs and elders of the tribes of Libya.

Libyan tribes – one of the three main political forces in the country, along with Western government in Tripoli and the East in Tobruk/Benghazi, which supports Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of the Haftarot, political supported by Egypt.

In Cairo on 6 June took place the meeting of President of Egypt with the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced "the Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by the NTC and Turkey.

For more than a year the army of the Haftarot trying to hit the Libyan capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.