Despite the UN-recognition that the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) currently enjoys, it's no secret that many major players in the region actively prefer their rivals in Tobruk, particularly General Haftar & his LNA - who count amongst their unofficial backers France, the UAE, Egypt and others. Turkey & Qatar have been vocal in their support of the al-Sarraj government, with rumoured backing from Italy - although GNA Minister of the Interior Fathi Bashagha is allegedly not entirely supportive of either.
In this context it's slightly less surprising that Bashagha is supposed to undertake a secretive trip to Moscow in the very near future - the GNA is clearly exploring any & all options as they fight for survival in the face of the current LNA offensive.
What's slightly more surprising is that Russia has been seen as backing General Haftar; the LNA commander has met with the Russian Minister of Defence previously, and supposedly enjoys a relationship with Evgeny Prigozhin, a Russian billionaire with considerable political influence. With the LNA offensive on Tripoli stalling, coupled with serious cracks that have emerged in the LNA alliances amongst western Libyan militias, rapprochement between the GNA & Russia could signal an upcoming, significant policy change from Moscow.
This is a developing story, one which it will be worth to follow closely.