Security forces of Malta found a fake Libyan money in the amount of $ 1.1 billion (around 1 billion euros), reports Deutsche Welle.
According to the Agency, banknotes were printed by the Russian state enterprise “Goznak”, according to a statement released on Friday evening, may 29, on the website of the US state Department.
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The state Department noted that the order for the production of the money came from “an illegitimate parallel instance”.
“The Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli is the only legitimate Central Bank in this country, and Russia should stop destabilizing the situation in Libya”, – reads the statement of the US state Department.
In Libya, Russia’s support of General Khalifa the Haftarot and his “Libyan national army” (LNA), which is fighting against the internationally recognized Government of the national consent (NTC) under the leadership of Faiz Saraga based in Tripoli. But a large part of the territory of Libya is in control of Haftar, a former associate of the leader of Libyan Jamahiriya Muammar Gaddafi, overthrown and killed in 2011.
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Earlier, on may 26, AFRICOM has accused Moscow transfer to Libya of 14 modern MiG-29 and su-24 for support of Russian mercenaries fighting for the General Haftarot. As evidence the Americans have provided pictures of the Libyan air force base El Dzhufra made on may 19, where you see several MiG-29. They “were repainted to disguise their Russian origin” before arriving in Libya, saying the U.S. military.
May 29, Deputy chief of intelligence of the African command of the U.S. armed forces (AFRICOM), Brigadier General Gregory Hadfield said that the redeployment of Russian fighter jets to Libya may help Moscow to establish a geostrategic foothold in North Africa.
In mid-February 2011 in Libya began mass demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of the ruling the country for more than 40 years of Muammar Qaddafi, which later escalated into armed confrontation between government forces and rebels.
20 Oct 2011 in the Libyan city of Sirte, the supporters of the National transitional Council of Libya captured Muammar Gaddafi. Soon after the capture of the Libyan leader died from received in the capture of wounds.