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Russia to continue Mi-17V-5 deliveries to Afghanistan

19th May 2014 - 14:03 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


Despite the Ukrainian crisis and the sanctions imposed by the US and EU on the Russian financial system, the country will continue deliveries of Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters ordered by the Pentagon for the Afghan military.

Completion of the deliveries is slated for October 2014 and 12 of the aircraft, which are built at Kazan Helicopters, have already been delivered under the current contract.

This detail was revealed on 17 May by Alexander Fomin, head of Russia’s Federal Office of Military-Technical Cooperation, the political body responsible for authorising all the weapons exports from the country.

According Fomin, total deliveries of new-built

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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