UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was still time for a ceasefire to avoid a «bloody battle for Tripoli,» when speaking to the press at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
The UN secretary-general said, «It's still time to stop. It's still time for a ceasefire to take place, for a cessation of hostilities to take place and to avoid the worst, which would be a dramatic... Еще bloody battle for Tripoli.»
Guterres also urged a «serious political dialogue and a serious political negotiation» in an effort to stop the fighting in and around the Libyan capital.
Guterres spoke to the press following a closed-door meeting with the UN Security Council regarding the Libyan conflict.