Russian arms export hits 5.6 bln U.S. dollars


President Vladimir Putin said Monday Russia has exported arms worth 5.6 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, and that the overall portfolio of export orders has grown to nearly 50 billion dollars.
Calling the export volume “very impressive and substantial,” Putin urged the state commission for international military- technical cooperation to further promote Russian arms.
“It is important to facilitate advance of our international existing and prospective ties in that sphere, increase Russian presence on the global arms market,” he said.


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