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The debt of buyers and suppliers of Russian arms in front of Rosoboronexport reached $ 13 billion (about 813 billion). It is reported owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC with reference to the financial statements.
Last year this figure rose to 152 billion rubles (26%).
The debts accumulated due to the fact that Russian producers receive from “Rosoboronexport” advances in the production of arms for export. Also the debt is growing due to the payment of advances to foreign suppliers, which should put Russian components. In addition, the company will provide to foreign customers the weapons, but not immediately gets money for it.
Of statements it is unclear what the article has accumulated the most debt. Close to the “Rosoboronexport”, the source said that the bulk of the debt amount outstanding money for products that were already delivered to the buyer. Part of the payments Rosoboronexport could not obtain because of the sanctions.
In a press-service of “Rosoboronexport” told the publication that the debt is normal for the company because it is an intermediary in the supply of weapons. The representatives of the Corporation noted that Rosoboronexport is not just waiting for money for supplies, but gets advances for have not sent weapons.
In November of 2018, it was reported that the portfolio of orders of “Rosoboronexport” exceed $ 50 billion. It was noted that in 2018 carried out the supply of arms and military equipment in more than 40 countries, signed more than 1.1 thousand contract documents for the sum of about $ 19 billion, which is almost a quarter higher than the figure for 2017.
Rosoboronexport was included in the sanctions list of the U.S. Treasury for the support of the Assad regime in Syria. This means that American citizens and companies do not have the right to co-operate with him and conduct a “serious transaction”. Otherwise they risk to fall under sanctions.
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