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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the St Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), the parties discussed a question of deliveries of new weapons. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to Pashinian, Yerevan and Moscow now has “some agreement.” He stressed the good state of cooperation in military-technical sphere, and expressed the opinion that relations between the two countries in this industry are developing evenly.
Answering a question of journalists, and discussed whether the leaders of the delivery to Armenia of the new Russian missile complexes “Iskander-M”, Pashinyan said that the Republic they had enough. “But we hope to get something else. A rather big”, he added.
In early may it became known that Armenia started the process of procurement of upgraded fighters su-30 from Russia. Armenian Prime Minister then said that delivery of the aircraft — known fact, however, the acquisition of other types of weapons, he refused to disclose.
In February, the Minister of defense Davit Tonoyan also said that Armenia can obtain a new Russian loan for the purchase of weapons after it implemented the current in the amount of $ 100 million. It was issued in 2017 under three percent per annum, Armenia needs to use the facilities until 2022.
The combat vehicle tactical missile complex “Iskander” was first spotted in Yerevan on 16 September 2016 at the rehearsal of parade in honor of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence. In the winter of 2016-2017 years, a number of Armenian officials, including President Serzh Sargsyan, officially confirmed the presence of the military of the Republic.
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