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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