Russia grants Sri Lanka loan for new weapons

The Russians have stepped up to help Sri Lanka with new military hardware.

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Gothabaya Rajapakse confirmed this in an interview with the Russian news agency - RIA Novosti.

RIA Novosti
"I have managed to reach an agreement with Russia on a loan to purchase military equipment, primarily helicopters for the air force, and other weaponry," Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said, adding that the helicopters had been already ordered.

"We will need them in the future. We are already using [Russian-made] Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters, and we need more."

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