Russia intends to deliver to Syria the first Yak-130 until the end of the year

According to sources close to the "Rosoboronexport", Russia has listed an advance in the amount of $ 100 million for the first six trainer aircraft Yak-130 contract from December 2011 (total 36 scheduled for delivery units).

The first six aircraft are scheduled to send to Damascus and by the end of 2013.


Russian arms supplies to activate Syria,
reports "Kommersant" in reference to its sources in the Russian system of military-technical cooperation (MTC). As the source told the newspaper, "Rosoboronexport" has received appropriate instruction "from above."

The reason that prompted Moscow to take such a step was the recent decision of the European Union: 28 May Brussels refused to renew the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition. It was therefore decided to make a symmetrical stroke. "A few weeks earlier, it was clear that our Western colleagues will go on this way. Therefore, the" Rosoboronexport "was launched instructed to resume negotiations with Syria for stale contracts," — told "Kommersant".

He explained that before Moscow was in no hurry to supply weapons to Damascus, despite the already signed contracts. This was done both technical and political reasons. Now the situation has changed, and "everything that was previously contracted to be delivered."

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