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PREMIUM: Belarus retains close procurement ties with Russia

6th January 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Moves to acquire extra multi-role fighters and helicopters reflect continued reliance on Russian materiel.

The Belarusian MoD intends to buy four additional Su-30SM multi-role fighters and four Mi-35M attack helicopters from Russia in 2021, underlining the close defence procurement ties between the two countries.

Announcing these plans in December in an interview with state-run TV channel Belarus-1, Minister of Defence Viktor Khrenin added that ...

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