The UN Special Envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, has confirmed that Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is a supporter of one of the two parties in the conflict in Sudan since the middle of last month, but added that "Haftar's role is not decisive in this war."

During an interview with the German channel Deutsche Welle, Perthes avoided clearly answering questions about the presence of mercenaries from the Russian Wagner Group in the conflict zone, saying: "I have no tangible evidence of the involvement of Wagner mercenaries in this war. I cannot confirm that, and I cannot say that It's not like that."

Western media accuses Haftar's forces of supporting Hemedti in the conflict that has been going on since April 15, and international reports indicate that Haftar has provided Hemedti's forces with fuel and weapons since the start of the war.