"In recent weeks, the Venezuelan port of Puerto Cabello four ships arrived with weapons production for the Russian army in Venezuela.
In the middle of the delivered arms, namely, T-72B1 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3M and BTR-80A 8×8, ammunition of different calibers, simulators for training of personnel and other equipment, "- he said.
According Korochenko raised Venezuela 35 main battle tanks T-72B1 is the last of the ordered in September 2009 batch of 92 units. Amount of the contract in terms of foreign currency was not called.
"Venezuela handed over the main battle tanks of the extra number of arms of the Russian army, which took place before the delivery and maintenance of a limited upgrade to" 103rd Armoured Repair Plant "(Amur region). Personnel of the Army of Venezuela has been trained in Omsk Tank Engineering Institute" — said the agency interlocutor.
According to the head TSAMTO, by the middle of April in Puerto Cabello arrive fifth ship with weapons from Russia. The range of goods unknown, but judging from the list of assigned Venezuela under the contract in 2009 weapon systems, most likely it will be multiple rocket launchers BM-30 "Smerch", and anti-aircraft missile system S-300V implies Korochenko.