A United States State Department official noted it was "very concerned" by the intensifying military conflict in Libya, especially by the increase in numbers of Russian mercenaries reported to be on the ground, making the conflict bloodier than it was. The US officially recognises the GNA, but has largely avoided taking sides, and continues to push all parties to reach a political agreement. The official went on to say the US was concerned about Russian involvement, as they use "hybrid warfare, using drones and aircraft. this isn't good.... with the increased numbers of reported Wagner forces and mercenaries...changing the landscape of the conflict and intensifying."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on to say that there is no military solution, and warned other countries, including Russia, not to send arms and uphold the UN embargo. Russia has consistently denied accusations it was sending mercenaries to the Libyan conflict, and officially maintains contact with both warring parties.
Reacting to Turkey's military agreement with the GNA, the US official labelled the agreement as "unhelpful" and "provocative", and could draw more parties into the conflict than are currently invested, leading to further instability in the region.
Similarly, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement warning that the "possible deployment of Turkish troops in Libya is a source of worry...could trigger a reaction from neighbouring states". The maritime agreement has already led Egypt to voice concern and announce it was "loaning" the LNA tanks, while Greece has taken diplomatic action at the UN.