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The Russian enterprise “Goznak” responded to the accusations of the United States in the manufacture of allegedly counterfeit currency for Libya, calling them unjustified and unlawful. On this edition of “Rise” said the press service of the company.
Notes were made under contract with the Central Bank of Libya, whose powers were confirmed in 2016 by the decision of a national unity Government in Tripoli. It is valid to date, emphasized in a press-enterprise service.
Made, the notes were modified and have visual differences from the previous series. Samples of these banknotes were approved by the representatives of the Central Bank of Libya, in this regard, it is unreasonable and improper to call them fake, explained in “Goznak”. According to the company, containers with banknotes Central Bank of Libya, was detained in September 2019. Since then, the customer and “Goznak” has tried to obtain from the Maltese authorities explain, but only now they made a statement which distorts the actual circumstances of the relationship between “Goznak” and the Central Bank of Libya.
Previously, on 30 may on the website of the US state Department reported that the Maltese government seized a shipment of counterfeit Libyan currency worth $ 1.1 billion. The foreign Ministry claims that the fake dinars were printed by “Goznak” is a Russian enterprise which directly belongs to the government and is engaged in the production of banknotes, coins and passports. The customer, according to the US, made a kind of illegitimate organization, not the Central Bank of Libya. The state Department also accused Russia of exacerbating the economic problems of Libya.
Russia officially prints the currency for other countries to order their Central Bank of Libya, the relevant operations are carried out in 2016. Banknote orders parallel government in Tobruk, but the national consensus government (NTC), sitting in Tripoli and recognized by the UN, has not declared the money outside the law.
The United States consider Russia one of the parties to the Libyan conflict. According to Washington, Moscow has supported the Libyan national army field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, sending military equipment. Army of Haftarot controls most of Libya against NTC forces.
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