Lebanon, Russia
Beirut's passivity to Capital's arrival shows inclination for Russian aid

Russian firm Capital's entry in the Syrian energy market could be the cause of a new border dispute with Lebanon, but the local authorities have barely raised an eyebrow at the event, highlighting a growing popularity for Russian aid among the country's political elite. [...]
Published on 07.07.2021 at 07:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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Damas gives ground on offshore gas to Russia's Capital group

The regime in Damascus does not look to be in a position of strength in its dealings with Russian company Capital LLC, which is keen to advance Moscow's energy interests in Syria. Damascus has had to agree to exempt the company from customs duties, accept limited access for Syrian officials to its operations and settle for a low rate of return from any future gas finds.

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