Russian helicopters will not fly in Afghanistan

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed a hope that U.S. President Barack Obama will not approve the decision of the Senate to cease cooperation with the Russian defense export company Rosoboronexport. Full Story

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#1 Dec 6, 2012
Who cares what Lavrov says.

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#2 Dec 6, 2012
abc wrote:
Who cares what Lavrov says.

Who cares what your chimp says.
Mike Aller

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#3 Dec 7, 2012
Th Russian helicopters are perfect for the Afghan airforce and they are far to invested in them to back away now. In fact we need to purchase at least ten MI 24 Assault Helicopters from Russia to provide Afghanistan with some combat air capability. Sorry Senate but Rock Obama needs to go over your heads.

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#4 Dec 9, 2012
The Americans buy and continue to buy Kalashnikov assault rifles and ammunition, often counterfeit, from Eastern Europe. However, they decided to go to Russia for more complicated hardware.
American politicians interfered in the case. It turned out that they did not care much about the combat capability of the Afghan Army after the withdrawal of the troops. The politicians are much more concerned about the toppling of the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad, who also receives weapons from Russia's Rosoboronexport.
As explained by Senator Cornyn, who recently criticized the Pentagon for the appearance of a Russian submarine in the Gulf of Mexico, "American taxpayers should not indirectly finance the mass murder of Syrian civilians, especially if there are good alternatives for purchasing these weapons through U.S. brokers." The senator is probably not aware of the fact that arms trade in Russia is a monopoly of the state, and that Rosoboronexport represents the interests of the state. Therefore, one can hardly find good alternatives through U.S. brokers.

So does anyone know of any good east European counterfeiters? lol

Cornyn insists on the spirit of the Cold War: "To continue the business with Rosoboronexport means to continue to undermine both the U.S. policy on the Syrian issue and the efforts that the United States takes to support the Syrian people."

Does it mean that Senator Cornyn no longer supports the Afghan people? Overfilled with hatred, he does not see that by getting Mi-17s, the Afghan army receives a very important potential, which the country will need after the ISAF mission ends in 2014.

It's all about putting pressure on Russia for supporting al-Assad.

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