Russia Prepares Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

18th January, 2016


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According to sources of the magazine “Kommersant-Money”, the Russian side is preparing a package proposal for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. It includes deliveries of aviation equipment and ammunition, several types of air defense systems of various ranges totaling about $10 billion. The proposal will be ready for the next visit to Russia of Saudi king Salman.

The source of “Money” close to “Rosoboronexport”, said that in 2016 Russia will concentrate on supplying arms to countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Indonesia, Malaysia) and the financially strong countries of Africa (Angola, Uganda). According to a senior source in the government, even in the case of failure in some negotiations, a drop in arms exports in 2016 below $14-15 billion is expected.

[O.R: This package will have unquestionably come with the prerequisite of the dropping of funding and support for their proxies in Syria]

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