Russia to Stop Purchasing Ready-Made Military Hardware from Other Countries
Russia will no longer purchase foreign military equipment following the incident with delivery of the Mistral-class helicopter carrier. This statement was made by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Thursday.
“We will stop purchasing foreign ready-made military equipment. The Mistral-class helicopter carrier is a good example that confirms our position,” Mr. Rogozin said, expressing skepticism over the contract with France.
“If you need to ensure your own security, then you should buy technology and do it yourself domestically. And the situation with the Mistral demonstrates the danger of technical dependency on another country,” Mr. Rogozin added.
It’s necessary to mention that DCNS and Rosoboronexport signed a €1.2 billion contract for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers in 2011. The completion of the deal was at risk after Western countries imposed sanctions against Russia.