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Russia Printing Syrian Currency - Ambassador

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The Syrian Ambassador to Russia, Riyad Mohammad Haddad, confirmed on Thursday that Russia is printing Syrian currency.

The Syrian Ambassador to Russia, Riyad Mohammad Haddad, confirmed on Thursday that Russia is printing Syrian currency.

Media reports on Wednesday claimed Russia was printing new Syrian banknotes.

"Our Russian friends help us with everything and that includes economic matters," Haddad said during a press conference in Moscow. "If our Russian friends help us print our currency, and the West declined that request, it means Russia is helping us," he said.