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Lebanon army to get aid from Russia

PM Hariri makes announcement just a few days after two key Congress members release their holds on $100 million in US military assistance

Lebanon's prime minister says Russia is providing the Lebanese army with free military assistance including helicopters, tanks and a range of munitions.

 

The announcement from Saad Hariri's office followed his talks in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.


Summit meeting in Moscow (Photo: AFP)

 

It comes a few days after two key members of the US Congress released their holds on $100 million in US military aid to the Lebanese army.

 

Hariri says the Russian aid includes six Mi-24 helicopters, 31 T-72 battle tanks, 130 mm caliber cannon shells and about half a million different munitions.

 

The statement was issued late Monday.

 

 


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