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Russia defies US and sells 24 Sukhoi fighter jets to Venezuela [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-8-2 10:53:04 |Display all floors
Venezuela has a contract to buy 24 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, the head of Russia's arms export agency confirmed yesterday after a meeting between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"Some contracts for US$3 billion have been signed over the last year and a half" including "for 24 Sukhois and 53 helicopters," Sergei Chemezov, director of Rosoboronexport, told reporters.

At the start of yesterday's meeting, Chavez told Putin: "We would like to thank you for freeing us from a blockade," referring to the warplanes deal.

The Russian deals with US arch-foe Chavez have angered Washington, which has banned US manufacturers from selling arms to Caracas. In his comments following yesterday's meeting, Putin appeared to respond to this criticism.

"Co-operation between Russia and Venezuela is not directed against anyone. It aims to raise the living standards of the population," Putin said.

Earlier this week, US State Department spokesman Tom Casey said: "We certainly hope that the Russians will reconsider this sale."

But Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov responded that there was no way Russia would reconsider selling the fighter jets to Venezuela, saying: "A re-examination of the contracts is absolutely ruled out."

Venezuela has said it cannot get spare parts for its US-built F-16 fighter jets because of the US ban and Chavez said earlier Venezuela could sell the F-16s and replace them with Russian jets.

Source: China Daily

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Post time 2006-8-2 12:11:06 |Display all floors

...that's mean 80 high tech air superiority fighters...

....in the Bay of Mexico.....

all within striking range of New Orlean, Texas...
the oil refineries....
shouldn't mexico negotiate to buy some European Union Typhoons, or Russian MIG30, maybe French Dassault planes..maybe 100 units?


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Post time 2006-8-4 08:31:43 |Display all floors

Reply #2 greendragon's post

You bet! The Yanks are pissed off badly.

Chevaz is making Uncle Sam very uncomfortable, the stupid Bush lost Latin America badly when he is fighting his Terror War.

Russia simply brushed off American complaint. Why not? It's a good business for Russia. If US doesn't care what Russia said, why should Russia care about what US said?

Haha! Just watch the show!
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Post time 2006-8-7 08:52:24 |Display all floors

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Post time 2006-8-9 08:09:48 |Display all floors

Reply #4 jetsam's post

I don't understand how America can handle is international affairs so badley. They make lots of color revolutions but lose control over their near-abroad and the color revolutions reverse too.


Haha, I have an answer to your question. How can US handle this? It annouced sanction of a couple of Russian weapon companies including one that was going to work with US to develop a new type of airplane as a revange, but US has to find an excuse for soing so -- they said Russia sold weapons to Iran, instead this news deal with Venezula.

You know what's Russia's reaction? Russia said it's going to cancel 20 Boeing order if US insists the sanction. Haha! Russia knows the US sanction is nothing, because it can't stop Russia from selling to other countries at all, in fact  US is not the major market for the new Russian plane.

If all the major powers start to ignore US sanction order, the world will be more colorful, and it's good business for many countries too. :)

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Post time 2006-8-9 15:17:24 |Display all floors
Originally posted by shanhuang at 2006-8-2 10:53
Venezuela has a contract to buy 24 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, the head of Russia's arms export agency confirmed yesterday after a meeting between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian  ...




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Post time 2006-8-10 13:06:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by caringhk at 2006-8-9 15:17


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