Putin: Russia is ready to sell advanced weapons to foreign governments to fight terrorism

Speaking at a meeting of the commission for military-technical cooperation with other countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow is ready to sell advanced weapons and equipment to foreign governments to help fight terrorism, TASS reported.

"We are prepared to offer our customers the most advanced anti-terrorist means," Putin stated, noting that this includes not only light weapons, but also military aircraft, air defense weapons, rocket launchers and armored vehicles.

"In a word, everything that helps successfully fight terrorists, who in fact created large, well-organized armed groups and often use well-trained specialists with a record of service in the regular army, and advanced weapons, including those of western manufacturers," he stated.

Putin added that global demand for Russian-manufactured arms remains high. "I ask military-technical cooperation entities and a state intermediary to take comprehensive measures to ensure stable demand for Russian products," he noted.

Interest in Russian-made weapons has risen considerably since the beginning of Russia’s operations in Syria. In particular, countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia have shown interest in purchasing Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighters after witnessing their capabilities in Syria.

According to the Deputy CEO of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Sergey Goreslavsky, "Without a doubt, the interest has increased and I want to say that dozens of Rosoboronexport delegates are on foreign business trips weekly and a very intense process of negotiations is under way.”

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