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The US state Department opened the program, which provides grants partners of Washington for the rejection of the Russian arms. It is reported portal to One Defense, citing unnamed officials of the Department.
“European incentive program of recapitalization” lasted a year. During this time, U.S. helicopters and armored vehicles bought six Eastern European countries. In particular, we are talking about Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Slovakia. These countries received 50 to $ 190 million.
Initially the program was aimed at former States of the Warsaw Pact. At the moment the US plans to expand the program and cooperate with the countries of Central and South-East Asia and Africa. In addition, Washington plans to impose restrictions on the purchase of allies and partners of Chinese weapons.
According to one source, the goal of the initiative is to allow countries to break away from Russian supplies and logistics that made it possible deliveries of Russian products on the base of NATO allies and partners of the United States.
It is noted that for participation in the program countries need to get rid of existing Russian weapons and to abandon its purchases in the future, and to allocate the funds for the purchase of us-made weapons.
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