$ 1.1 billion Libyan currency seized in Malta

By | May 30, 2020
$ 1.1 billion Libyan currency seized in Malta

The money was printed by the Russian Goznak factory and was supposedly intended for the Libyan National Army, General Khalif Haftar.
 
Libyan currency worth $ 1.1 confiscated by the authorities of Malta. Morgan Ortagus, the spokesman for the US Department of State, said this on Friday, May 29. The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of Malta on May 26 of the withdrawal of counterfeit Libyan currency worth $ 1.1 billion, printed by Goznak – a Russian state-owned company, he said.
 
According to the representative of the US State Department, the money was printed by order of an illegitimate parallel organization. Libyan Central Bank, headquartered in Tripoli, is the only legitimate central bank in Libya, he stressed.
 
“The influx of counterfeit Libyan currency printed in Russia in recent years has exacerbated the economic problems of Libya,” Ortagus said. In his opinion, this incident once again emphasizes the need for Russia to stop its destabilizing actions in Libya.
 
Recall that in Moscow they deny the sending of the Russian military to Libya. There is no Russian military personnel on the territory of Libya, and the Federation Council did not receive a request for consent to this, said Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy head of the committee of the Russian Federation Council on Foreign Affairs.

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