Russia begins delivering warplanes to Syria

Russia has begun delivering five MiG-31E interceptors to Syria as part of an agreement concluded earlier this year, the Kommersant daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Russia begins delivering warplanes to Syria

Russia has begun delivering five MiG-31E interceptors to Syria as part of an agreement concluded earlier this year, the Kommersant daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Moscow also plans to sell Damascus its MiG-29M/M2 dual role fighters.

The total value of the sales is about one billion dollars (750 million euros), the paper said.

Last month Russia denied a report by Jane’s Defence Weekly that Syria had agreed to send Iran at least 10 air defence systems that the government in Damascus is buying from Russia.

Citing a source close to the deal, Jane’s said Moscow had agreed to sell Damascus some 50 Pantsyr-S1E self-propelled short-range missile air defence systems for an estimated 730 million dollars (545 million euros).

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